The Convention People’s Party (CPP), has urged the nation’s leaders to be committed and dedicated to nation building in every spheres of endeavours they find themselves.
It explained that every leadership position people occupied in the country had the potential in contributing to nation building, and every person should identify themselves as an Nkrumaist who was committed, dedicated and determined to nation building and national cohesion in their dealings.
According to the party, “leadership needs to reignite the spirit and zeal of selfless citizens towards the country’s socioeconomic progress, growth and development”.
Nana Akosua Sarpong-Kumankumah, Chairperson of the CPP, made the call on at an event to commemorate the birthday of the late Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President which was organised by the party on the theme: ‘Relevance of Nkrumaism in Addressing the Socioeconomic Challenges of Today’.
She said the ideals and ideology of the late former President dubbed ‘Nkrumaism’ could only be materialised by the CPP, and not any other political party, not even those professing to be ideologically aligned to them.
Nana Sarpong-Kumankumah observed that they were committed, dedicated and determined to providing selfless leadership to meet the challenges of today, especially socioeconomic challenges and youth unemployment and reiterated that “they were the only option to mitigate today’s socioeconomic and development challenges and problemsas they did in the nation’s first Republic, from 1960 to 1966”.
Professor Joshua Alabi, a leading member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), said the NDC would support and assist the CPP in uplifting the ideals and ideology of the late Dr Nkrumah since the party acknowledged the invaluable role the former President played in Ghana’s independence struggle.
“The CPP needs to reposition itself to remain relevant and be a force to reckon with in the country’s contemporary political space,” he admonished.
Bernard Mornah, former Chairperson of the People’s National Convention (PNC), intimated that Nkrumaism was more relevant today than it was yesteryears because
the current socioeconomic challenges and problems pointed to the need for the ideals and ideology of Nkrumaism in meeting today’s national growth and development needs.