The dismissed acting General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Eric Asani Tano, has launched a scathing attack on the party’s leadership, saying they have rendered the party politically non-viable.
According to ex CPP General Secretary, the party has lost so much credibility that it would be surprising for it to qualify for the 2020 general elections.
The membership of Mr. Tano was revoked by the party’s Central Committee on grounds that he did not vote for the party’s presidential candidate, Ivor Greenstreet in the 2016 elections.
He also allegedly accused the national chairman of the party, Prof. Edmund Delle, of allegedly bribing some leaders of the party to victimise persons who spoke against wrongdoings within the party.
“What makes the CPP’s issue very stinky is the fact that, those who are not following the constitution and have been bought; they are going all out to as it were, expel or humiliate people who are standing for the truth,” he said.
He added: “As it stands now, under the leadership of Prof. Delle, there is no Convention People’s Party. It is a collapsed party. We have been ridiculed.”
The chairman’s action since he came into office is to suspend and sack people who have toiled for the party since 2008, so they are trying to push out well meaning people from the party and then run their own show through corrupt practices.”
According to Mr. Tano, the evidence was clear. “They should go and print the party’s account as to whether all the money was used for the campaign. In 2020, if the Electoral Commission certifies this particular party to contest, I will be very shocked, he added.”
The Convention People’s Party (CPP), has in the last few decades failed to make significant impact on Ghana’s political terrain following several intra-conflict and defections of its leading members.
However a member of the party, James Kwabena Bomfeh, has refuted the dismissed acting General Secretary’s claims, saying the party is still a formidable political force.
Meanwhile, the party is considering a proposal for merger calls with the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), which was founded by Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, a break-away member of the party and former flagbearer, with the hope of boosting its chances in subsequent elections.