In a surprising development, the National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Convention People's Party (CPP) held at the GNAT Hall in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region on Tuesday saw the dissolution of the entire National Leadership.
The decision came as a result of alarming allegations made against two prominent party members, General Secretary, Nana Yaa Jantuah and Chairperson, Nana Frimpongmaa Sarpong Kuma Kuma.
Nana Frimpongmaa Sarpong Kuma Kuma, the Chairperson, faced accusations of engaging in illegal and fraudulent activities.
It was alleged that she had attempted to sell party data to Alan Kyerematen’s Movement for Change, made unauthorized withdrawals from party funds, and established illicit fundraising schemes. These allegations triggered extensive debates within the party, ultimately leading to an impasse in finding a resolution.
In addition, General Secretary Nana Yaa Jantuah faced multiple charges that ranged from administrative incompetence to financial malpractices.
The accusations against her included dereliction of duty, continuously lying, displaying an inability to cooperate with others, and demonstrating excessive pride and arrogance – all of which contributed to the failure to find a solution to the mounting crisis.
After several hours of deliberation, the National Executive Committee (NEC) finally reached a resolution.
The NEC insisted that the entire leadership step down from their positions, paving the way for the establishment of a 13-member interim body. This interim body will be responsible for steering the party and managing its affairs until further notice.
The decision to dissolve the National Leadership and introduce an interim body indicates the seriousness with which the CPP is addressing the allegations against Nana Yaa Jantuah and Nana Frimpongmaa Sarpong Kuma Kuma.
The party aims to restore faith and regain the trust of its members, as well as the public at large.
Attempts to reach the two officers were unsuccessful.
The CPP has always been seen as one of the key political parties in Ghana, with a rich history and tradition of advocating for social justice and progress.
Therefore, this internal crisis has come as a shock to many party supporters and sympathizers.
With the interim body in place, the party leadership will now focus on conducting a thorough investigation into the allegations against the General Secretary and the Chairperson. It remains to be seen how the CPP will navigate this turbulent period and rebuild its reputation in the wake of this scandal.
As the situation develops, the Convention People's Party and its supporters fervently hope for transparency, justice, and a renewed commitment to the party’s core values moving forward.
Members who attended the National Executive Committee meeting as delegates include the following as indicated in Article 74 of the Party Constitution. a) all members of the Central Committee b), National Officers, c) all Regional Vice-Chairpersons, Secretaries, Organisers, Treasurers, Youth Organisers, Women Organisers and Education Secretaries, five members of the Council of Eiders, two representatives each of overseas branches approved by the Central Committee, ten representatives of the Youth League, ten representatives of the Women’s League, two founding members from each region and NEC members.