27 April 2005
CPP, PNC To Celebrate Nkrumah's Death
Today, April 27th, marks 33 years since the death of the first President of the Republic of Ghana, Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.Nkrumah, after his overthrow, lived in Guinea where he died.As a remembrance, the Convention People's Party (CPP) and the People's National Convention (PNC) parties, who are merging based on the Nkrumaist ideals, plan to "celerate".
16 April 2005
Gen. Sec. Might Be Sanctioned For Participation In Wahala Demos - CPP Chairman
The leader and Chairman of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP), Dr. Edmund Delle has hinted that the General Secretary of the party, Prof. Nii Noi Dowuona might be sanctioned if he continues to take part in the "Wahala" demonstrations organised by the Committee for Joint Action (CJA).Although the CPP has disassociated itself from the demonstrations against fuel price increments, the General Secretary of the party has taken active part in the protests against government. Dr. Delle, who was speaking on the Citi breakfast show this morning, however reiterated his party's position on the "Wahala" demonstrations, adding that the party has advised Prof. Dowuona against his continued participation in the "Wahala" demonstrations.
Dr. Delle indicated that the subject matter of the demonstrations had not even come up at the Central Committee level of the party, noting that he was surprised when he was called upon to join in the demonstrations.According to him, he could not attend the demonstrations in his personal capacity even if he wanted to, as the party had not officially decided to participate. In a related issue, a leading member of CPP, Dr. Vladimir Antwi Danso has described the "Wahala" demonstrations organised by the CJA as unnecessary.
Dr. Antwi Danso who was also speaking on the CITI BREAKFAST SHOW, said the involvement of some Nkrumaists and CPP functionaries in the demonstrations, does not help the cause of the party.
06 April 2005
CIA Agents Take Over CPP
CIA Agents Take Over CPP
The simmering disquiet in the Convention People’s Party (CPP) over the purported inauguration of a twenty-two member Finance Committee of the party without the consideration and approval of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) is threatening to boil over, particularly over the membership of the Finance Committee.
Party insiders who spoke to The Lens on strict conditions of anonymity are beside themselves over the inclusion of Mr. Abel Edusei, whom they described as “a CIA agent” on the Finance Committee of the party.
One highly placed member of the CPP, seething with rage, told The Lens that “Osagyefo must be turning in his grave, seeing us today virtually delivering the party that he sacrificed everything to build from scratch into the hands of the CIA. I can’t for the life of me understand why anybody would want to include someone as tainted as Abel Edusei with dealings with the CIA on any committee of a party that stands against all forms of neo-colonialism and imperialism, not to talk of such a key committee as the Finance Committee.”
“It is now clear why the Chairman of the party is refusing to convene a NEC meeting to discuss this and other committees. They know that the majority of us would kick against the appointment of these agents of imperialism and neo-colonialism that they are appointing to these committees,” another source said.
Mr. Edusei however denies being a member of any committee of the CPP. In a rather short telephone conversation with the editor of this paper, which conversation was abruptly truncated by Mr. Edusei, he told The Lens, “I am not a member of any committee of the CPP, check your facts.” When he was told that the telephone call to him was to do precisely what he was suggesting, check the facts, he abruptly terminated the conversation.
Meanwhile The Lens has sighted minutes of a meeting of the Finance Committee, held at the party’s headquarters on Friday, 11th March 2005, in which Mr. Abel Edusei is recorded as being present as a member.
Mr. Abel Edusei was one of the eight persons whom the American government impliedly conceded were CIA operatives spying on their own country for the CIA. To prevent his prosecution in Ghana, the American government negotiated with the PNDC to have him and the seven others sent to America in return for the release of Michael Soussoudis who had also been arrested in the US for spying against the US for Ghana.
Mr. Edusei is now the CEO of Ghana Procurement Agency (GNPA), where he is alleged to have used his influence to grant a credit facility worth several millions of cedis to a married woman with whom the then Deputy Minister of Interior, Thomas Broni, was having an extra-marital affair.
CPP Backs PNC For Asawase Seat
Determined to present a formidable Nkrumaists force to contest the 2008 election, the leadership of the Convention People's party (CPP) have agreed to put their party's weight behind its sister party, the People's National Convention (PNC) to contest the impending bye election at the Asawase Constituency in the Ashanti Region, Heritage intelligence can reveal.
The Heritage gathered that the decision of the CPP to back the PNC and present a single Nkrumaists front was agreed after a series of meetings between the two parties over the past few weeks. The CPP leadership also put into consideration the PNC's comparative advantage so far as the Asawase Constituency is concerned because of its vintage performance in the last three elections.
Also Alhaji Issaka Ibrahim, who contested two elections for the PNC in 1996 and 2000, is considered the most popular face among the rest of the candidates contesting for the other parties. When contacted, the spokesman for the PNC, Dr Somtim Tobiga confirmed the Heritage story and said it is a good will gesture to their brother in the PNC in order to concretise their march towards final unity of the Nkrumaists forces.
"It would prove to all that we are taking the unity talks seriously," he told newsmen last Friday after a meeting with the top hierarchy of the CPP at the Party Headquarters. Among the top brass of the CPP present at the meeting were the Chairman of the party, Dr Edmund Delle; Mr Johnny Hansen, Third Vice Chairman; Mrs Araba Bentsi-Enchill First vice chairman, and Prof. Nii Noi Dowuona, the General Secretary of the party.
Source: The Heritage
01 April 2005
Single Nkrumaist Party In The Offing
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) are to hold a crucial meeting today (April 1) to agree on a single name, symbol and motto for a single Nkrumaist party.
The meeting is the result of a series of good signals, pressure from supporters and subsequent consultations between the leadership of the two parties after their abysmal performance in the 2004 elections. The spokesperson for the PNC, Dr Sontin Tobiga, told the paper in an interview that the talks would be frank and objective and expressed the hope that at the end of it all one Nkrumaist party would emerge.He gave the assurance that there was no turning back as far as the unity talks were concerned because the two parties were ready to unite their forces to wrest power from the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008.