THE United Nkrumahist Front which seeks to promote unity, between the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and People’s National Convention (PNC) has called on all Nkrumahists at the polling station, constituency and regional levels to come together and constitute themselves into a strong Nkrumahist force.
They said once that was done without any preconditions, the united Nkrumahists could hold a congress to discuss and vote on the issues pertaining to the choice of a name and symbol to win any elections.
A statement issued to the press in Sunyani and signed by Messrs B.K. Ameyaw and Nana K. Kyeremeh, Brong Ahafo Regional Chairmen of the CPP and PNC respectively expressed concern about the attempts by the two main Nkrumahist parties, the CPP and PNC to go to congress separately.
According to the statement, the above had been an annual ritual since 1992 and as expected, each party at the congress would mandate its leadership to enter into unity talks with the other party.
“No matter how plausible the above might be, it has never worked and will not work. Its outcome, like most rituals, can easily be predicted. Personal egos will definitely be inflated; there will be disagreement over names and symbols, not forgetting whether a press ought to have been held or not”, it said.
The statement added that what all Nkrumahists ought to remember was that the founder formed a mass and not an elite party and, therefore, matters affecting the party must be discussed by all and not a few.
“To us, it is about history repeating itself. The question is do we achieve unity now or within the shortest possible time? Let those Nkrumahists who believe in unity now unite as Nkrumah and Egala did and the rest will surely join us”, the statement stressed.
“Those of us in the Brong Ahafo Region have shown the way and there will be no turning back”, it indicated.