CPP CONGRATULATES H.E. JOHN D. MAHAMA
7/28/2012 10:53:51 AM -
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) yesterday called on the President John Dramani Mahama at the Castle, Osu, to extend the party's condolences to the Mills family and the presidency directly.
The party's Presidential Candidate Dr Abu Sakara together with the Chair and Leader Hon Samia Yaba Nkrumah, lead other members of the party to the seat of government to also congratulate H.E. John Dramani Mahama on becoming President of the Republic of Ghana.
The CPP entourage were warmly received by the President and other Presidential staffers including Mr Martey Newman - Chief of Staff, Mr Bebaako Mensah- Secretary to the President, Ms Valerie Sawyerr - Deputy Chief of Staff, Brig. Gen. Nunoo-Mensah - National Security Advisor and Ambassador Victor Gbeho.
The CPP Chair after extending the party's condolences and sympathies to Mrs Naadu Mills, the Mills family and to all who worked closely with President Mills said coming from a political family herself, she understands the burden and hardships that political spouses and families face.
She assured that his sacrifice in the service of his country shall not be in vain, adding that
President Mills had left a legacy of political tolerance and self-discipline in dealing with opponents
inside and outside his Party.
'I am happy to publicly acknowledge my heartfelt gratitude to President Mills particularly in the light
of my gently rejecting his direct requests for an alliance with the NDC in Parliament after the 2008
elections. This did not affect what he wanted to do to honour Kwame Nkrumah' she said.
Samia Nkrumah concluded saying that as a daughter of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, and an Nkrumaist by conviction she particularly wanted to acknowledge and recognise the vital role President Mills played in honouring Ghana's first President, his campaign to have the African Union (AU) declare 21 September 2009, 'our fathers 100th birthday', a day of celebrations in all member states, his backing for the issuance of the new two Cedi note featuring a prominent image of Kwame Nkrumah.
Dr Abu Sakara said that the legacy of President Mills will go into the annals of the country stressing that President Mills had helped mature our democracy and although his death was sudden there has been a peaceful transition which has further enhanced the country's image.
The CPP Presidential Candidate said also that President Mills had broadened the spectrum of Leadership in Africa. It is not always about brash and charismatic leaders but also quiet, humble, affable and honest leaders, he said.
He proposed that the government establish a library in his memory.
The CPP delegation comprised
The CPP delegation also included, Susan Adu-Amankwah - 1st National Vice Chair; Rodaline Imoru-Ayarna - 2nd National Vice Chair; K. Oteng-Anane - 3rd National Vice Chair; Abu Forgor - National Organiser; Hajia Hamdatu Haruna - Acting National Women's Organiser; Seth Gomnah - National Treasurer; Kadri Abdul Rauf - Acting National Youth Organiser; Nii Armah Akomfrah - Director of Communication; Mr Thomas Ntumy - National Campaign Manager; Hon Kojo Armah - Central Committee member; Mrs Elizabeth Akpalu - Central Committee member and Mr Alex Nkansah - Administrative aide to Dr Sakara.
The Convention Peoples Party with a bigger entourage of 50 persons had earlier in the day gone to State House, adjacent to Ghana's Parliament to sign the 'Book of Condolences' for our departed President.
The party's flagberer as well as the National Chairperson had signed the book.
Nii Armah Akomfrah
Director of Communication