24 January 2006

‘I did not partake in Kumasi meeting’- Dowuona

‘I did not partake in Kumasi meeting’- Dowuona
Posted: Jan 24 2006

The General Secretary of the embattled Convention People’s Party (CPP), Prof Nii Noi Dowuona says he personally opposed the venue and time for the Central Committee meeting held recently in Kumasi too expel the three Members of Parliament.

According to him, the timing and the venue were not convenient enough to afford most members of the committee the opportunity to participate in the meeting.

He also wondered why after he had opposed such a meeting; the letter inviting the members to the meeting should bear his name, but signed for by the Deputy General Secretary, J.B Daniels, who could have written and signed in his own capacity.

Prof Dowuona said after he had shown his reservations about the venue and time the National Chairman, Dr Edmund Delle wrote to him that “ he should not do anything to sabotage the meeting.”

However, Prof Dowuona refused to comment on the expulsion of the three MPs because he had not been officially informed about the decision.

Reacting to a press conference by the CPP Parliamentary Caucus, he urged the members of the caucus to be circumspect in their call for the resignation of the leadership.

According to him such an impromptu quit order would create vacuum in a party whose fortunes had been dwindling since 2000.

He admitted that the leadership had not been up to the task and attributed the problem in the party to the lack of internal cohesion among the leadership.

He said it was also through the same problem that “we cannot hold the party together,”

He attributed the behaviour of some leading members of the party who openly supported some members and showed public hatred towards others at the last congress of the party.

Prof Duwuona who made it clear that he was not seeking re-election but would remain a member of the party said since the problems in the party were created by people, the best thing is for people to jaw jaw and find a lasting solution to it,” probably go for early congress to replace the current executive”

Source: Daily Graphic

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