The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has appealed to the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) to merge with itto capture power in 2024 to ensure a return of the nation to growth and development.
The CPP maintains that the two parties have a time-tested development-oriented tradition.
It explained that the eight years of electoral victory between the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had impoverished the citizenry, hence the need for a merger to end the duopoly.
“The critical need is for CPP and PPP to lay to rest their systemic ideological differences and unite to save the country from economic doldrums because the internal deep-seated squabbles that led to the unfortunate exit of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom from the party to form PPP is regrettable,” the CPP bemoaned.
Nana Akosua Sarpong-Kumankumah, the Chairperson of the CPP, made the appeal in a solidarity message at the PPP’s 10th anniversary at Elmina in the Central Region which was on the theme: ‘10 Years of Progressive Focus to Bring Change in Ghana’s Democratic Governance – The Way Forward.’
She touted Dr Nduom’s immeasurable contributions to the rank and file of the CPP and if he were to be with CPP for the 2020 polls, the narrative could have been different and regretted that the enemies of progress ensured people who meat well for the country would not have their intentions realised.
“Nonetheless, I want my presence to ignite the spirit of Dr Nduom, which is the same as Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, for us to merge, I am asking in all humility all members, supporters and sympathisers of PPP with noble intentions, and as to why you left, we understand.
“However, a unified front is the only panacea to unseat the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that has failed to meet the hopes, trust, confidence and aspirations of citizens although the CPP could not make significant strides in previous elections but Ghanaians were calling for the return of the party into governance.
“But the fragmentation, wrangling, and bickering are hindering our intended mission to move forward, I am disappointed over disunity and bickering within the CPP, I admonish leading members not to sit on the fence but to support and assist in reviving our fortunes in the 2024 polls,” Nana Sarpong-Kumankumah said.