CPP Crisis: Removing nat’l executives won’t address problem — Kwesi Pratt

CPP Crisis: Removing nat’l executives won’t address problem — Kwesi Pratt

Seasoned Journalist, Kwesi Pratt Jr., who identifies as an Nkrumaist says the ousting of the National Executives of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) is not the solution to the party’s problems.

Instead, Mr. Pratt underscores the significance of the party returning to its core values and refraining from the adopted new liberal frame.

Speaking on Metro TV’s Good Morning Ghana on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, the Managing Editor of the Insight Newspaper said the CPP must re-strategize and position itself as a better alternative to break the NPP and NDC duopoly.

“Removing national executives and bringing new ones and so forth does not really address the problem of how to attend to the core values of the party,” he said.

Some unhappy CPP members across the country petitioned the National Executive Council (NEC) during a meeting on Tuesday, December 5 in Kumasi to compel all national executives to either voluntarily resign or be removed over their alleged incompetence.

A vote of no confidence was then passed in all of its national executives which led to a significant misunderstanding during the meeting.

Subsequently, CPP’s General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantuah stepped down from her position.

Addressing the media, Nana Yaa Jantuah indicated that she will reveal her next course of action later.

“I am gone. I think I’ve done what I have to do. I’m no longer the General Secretary of the CPP. In due course, I will let everybody know where my political allegiance will be. For now, it’s time for family and friends. I’m going to spend time with my family and friends.”

“For now, I’m going to concentrate on my business. They think some other people can do it better. In political parties, you do not hold on to things. I have done what I have to do these past three years and everybody has seen it. If my people say they do not want me, I can’t force myself on them.”

Meanwhile, a thirteen-member interim body comprising regional chairmen, a member of the council of elders, regional secretaries, regional organizers, and some representatives of women and youth was constituted to take over from the exiting executives.


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