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02.05.2007 General News

Limann was never CPP- claims Antwi Danso


Dr. Vladimir Antwi- Danso, who is a leading member of the Convention People's Party (CPP), has in a shocking revelation disclosed that the President of the Third Republic Dr. Hilla Limann was neither an Nkrumahist nor a member of Nkrumah's party.

According to Dr. Antwi- Danso, Limann who contested and won the elections on the ticket of the People's National Convention (PNC) an offshoot of the CPP, belonged to the United Party (UP) tradition of Danquah-Busia.

Members of the UP tradition are considered avowed political antagonists of the CPP and its founder Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. But according to the CPP kingpin, the selection and endorsement of Hilla Limann as the party's candidate in 1979 was a confirmation of the CPP tradition's time-tested practices for selecting their presidential candidates.

Speaking to the dailyEXPRESS after a Requiem Mass to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Nkrumah's death, Dr. Antwi- Danso explained that the party has always been more interested in laying down the structures that will make it win elections, regardless of the candidate.

He noted however that the extreme fragmentation and lack of unity within the family in the 1990's stalled that leading to the emergence of lot of candidates.

The disclosure and explanations arose out of a question to Dr Antwi-Danso about his presidential ambitions, and according to him, anything is possible.

He says he would rather wait for nominations to be opened by the party, adding that the CPP is determined to go through the selection process strategically with the in-house style for the best candidate to emerge at the end of the day.

Source: dailyEXPRESS Newspaper