Saturday, 3 October 2015

A Few Home Truths The Leaders Of Today's Nkrumahist Parties Must Pay Heed To

When Nkrumah's followers united and rallied around Dr. Hilla Limman he won the presidential election of 1979.

If today's followers of Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah do the same thing too, and unite under the banner of their mother party, the Convention People's Party (CPP), they could win the 2016 presidential election - if Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom is selected to be the candidate for the presidency for a reunited CPP: with Samia Yaaba Nkrumah as his running mate.

It is the view of many ordinary people that with Ghana's largest opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP), in such disarray - riven by an ancient (and pointless) tribal rivalry between its leading lights who hail from Akyem Abuakwa in the Eastern Region, and those who hail from the Ashanti Region - a re-united CPP could offer voters a credible alternative, worth being voted into power to govern the country, in the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.

The vast majority of Ghanaians are totally fed up with the leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and that of the NPP - because of their refusal to put the well-being of Mother Ghana and the promotion of the welfare of ordinary Ghanaians, above party advantage and self-interest. The brutish and Machiavellian Stan Dogbes; the cunning, greedy and selfish Victoria Hammahs, James Afenyo Markins and Freddie Blays come readily to mind.

In light of all the above, the time has now come to tell the leading figures amongst today's Nkrumahist politicians, a few home truths.


The only presidential candidate of a united CPP, capable of  winning the 2016 presidential election as that party's candidate, is Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom. He dwarfs both President Mahama and Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo in terms of creating wealth and jobs. And he will make a far better president for Ghana than both of them. However, if he stands for the 2016 presidential election as the candidate of the party he founded, the Progressive People's Party (PPP),  he has absolutely no chance of winning that election.


In the same vein, Samia Yaabah Nkrumah can never win the 2016 presidential election, as the candidate of a stand-alone CPP. Her route to the presidency lies in first serving as Nduom's running mate for the 2016 election. Her four-year tenure as Ghana's vice president, under a President Nduom, will prepare and propel her to the presidency in 2020.


As far as most Ghanaians are concerned, as stand-alone political  parties, the CPP, the People's National Convention (PNC), the Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP), and the Progressive People's Party (PPP), are all seen as minor parties not worth casting votes for.

It is a clear message that today's leading Nkrumahist politicians ignore at their peril politically. To be taken seriously by voters, they have no alternative but to reverse their respective parties into the CPP - and do so in time to mount an effective  campaign for the 2016 presidential and parliamentary elections.


Clearly, Ghana needs a change of direction - and must be prised out of the clutches of the NDC/NPP duopoly: the opaque vessels through which vested interests are ruthlessly draining Ghana of its lifeblood.

That is a task that Nkrumahists are well-suited for - which is why a united Nkrumahist front to repeat President Limman's feat in winning the 1979 presidential election in 2016 is a must and so vital. The question is: will the leaders of the separate Nkrumahist parties pay heed to the four hometruths above? They ought to - for Mother Ghana's sake. And for the sake of Ghana's younger generation.

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