The Convention People’s Party is considering an alliance with two political parties with Nkrumaist root whose presidential nominees have been disqualified from contesting in this year’s presidential election. The party’s National Chairman, Prof. Edmund Delle, who revealed this named the two parties as the Peoples National Convention (PNC) and the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP).
The CPP and the PNC who have their roots deep seated in Nkrumah’s have since 2007 been in talks in a bid to unite their front to become a strong political force to take over the governance of the country. However, it has failed to yield positive results, a situation that left the two parties with less than one per cent in the 2008 and 2012 general elections.
Speaking on Joy FM, National Chairman of the CPP, Professor Edmund Delle hinted that plans are in place to get the other parties to join the CPP since it is the only Nkrumahist party cleared by the Electoral Commission to contest in the 2016 elections. He said “one of the disadvantages of the smaller parties and even the CPP is the syndrome of vote wasting.
When I took over as leader of the party I said no. That syndrome of vote wasting must stop because we are poised as a party to do the best we can. “We are talking to our brothers in the other parties who are of the Nkrumahist tradition that even if the time is very short that we were not able to have a united front, at least on the ground maybe for the parliamentary seats and you see that a fellow Nkrumahist party is strong here, we all should support them, like we did in Talensi. “In Talensi we realised that the PNC was stronger so we in the CPP said we are here to support you and the candidate faired so well and it was a signal that if we unite our forces we’ll do very well as an Nkrumahist family.”
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