CPP, PNC Merger Uniting Force For Nkrumaists - Mornah
5/14/2012 4:31:22 PM -
Bernard Mornah Mr Bernard Mornah, PNC General Secretary, last Saturday described the merger deal between the Convention People’s Party (CPP) and the Peoples National Convention (PNC) as the best yardstick to unite the Nkrumaist front.
He noted that the PNC was part of Nkrumah's heritage and legacy and therefore, advocated for the unity between the two parties in winning the 2012 general elections.
Mr Mornah said this to the GNA in an interview in Sekondi, on the occasion of the CPP’s national delegate congress held in the Western Region.
He expressed the hope that the national executive of the CPP would be inspired by this merger deal and help move up the Nkrumaist front to the next level.
Expressing his views on the congress, Mr Monah said he was impressed with the general turn out and effective organisation.
“With the exit of the Nduom factor, we did not expect the number of people we are seeing today, the jamboree alone is evident the CPP spirit is still high,” he said.
The contest for the flagbearership of the CPP party was between Mr Bright Akwetey, an astute lawyer and Dr Abu Sakara, an agronomist.
The Agronomist and former Vice presidential candidate of the CPP, Dr Abu Sakara, was elected as the party's Presidential candidate for the 2012 elections.
Dr Sakara, who was declared by the Electoral Commission as the winner in a contest held at the Essipong Stadium in the Western Region, won by 1,139 votes, representing 55.2 per cent of the total votes cast.
Lawyer Bright Akwetey polled 917 votes, representing 44.8 per cent of total votes cast. About 16 ballots were rejected.
A total of 2,300 delegates exercised their franchise to elect a leader for the party.
Meanwhile, lots of delegates and party members have expressed disappointment at the late start of the congress,which was originally scheduled to take place at midday, but as at 1600 hours, it had not even begun. - GNA