THE Brong Ahafo Regional Executives of the People’s National Convention (PNC) and the Convention People’s Party (CPP) have called on all the Nkrumahist parties in the country to join forces to enable the political tradition that gave birth to Ghana’s independence to win political power in the 2012 general election.
According to them, lessons of the past election results indicated that not until petty differences and squabbles were buried and leadership re-organised and streamlined under a common goal and objective, victory in the next general election would be elusive.
A joint statement signed by Mr B. K. Ameyaw and Nana Kyeremeh, Regional Chairmen of the CPP and PNC respectively after several meetings to review and analyse their political fortunes, stated that judging from the current numerical strength of their parties and their representation in Parliament, neither the CPP nor PNC stood the chance of winning the presidential and parliamentary elections in the near future. Hence, there was, therefore, a need to join forces to enable the tradition achieve victory in 2012.
“That the Brong Ahafo Regional Executives of the CPP and PNC are taking this initiative in a bid to prompt all Nkrumahists to the realities on the ground, not until we come together as one big family, victory is not in sight,” the statement added.
According to the statement, the general body of Nkrumahists belonging to separate political parties account for the ineffective resource mobilisation, as a house divided can not stand.
The statement reiterated that time was ripe for the Nkrumahist parties to engage in unity talks, after a failure of a previous one in 2008 and, therefore, called on all true Nkrumahists across the political spectrum to come together as one.
“Nkrumahist tradition is the largest political front than all other political front in this country. We, therefore, state categorically that we no more have two sister parties” it said, adding, “We have Danquah-Busia tradition; why can’t we have Nkrumah-Limann tradition?”