Chairperson of Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah has stated emphatically that the party fully supports the “blunt” comments by its General Secretary.
Mr. Ivor Greenstreet delivering his party’s solidarity message at the 8th national delegates’ congress launched a scathing attack on the government, describing it as uncaring.
Slapped in the face by the seemingly uncharitable comments, President Mahama replied in the same measure, describing Mr. Greenstreet as someone suffering from an “incurable selective myopia”.
But it seems the President would have to contend with a lot more people on that score.
Samia Nkrumah told Joy News’ Dzifa Bampoh that the message the party’s general secretary delivered was discussed as a team.
“He spoke for the nation,” because the CPP owes its “number one solidarity to the people of Ghana”, she said.
She noted that what was said at the congress was nothing new but a tune the CPP and many Ghanaians have been singing for several months.
“The people are tired, and we are saying enough is enough,” Samia declared.
Some have questioned the timing and platform used by Ivor Greenstreet to raise such issues, but Samia does not think so.
Many have also tagged CPP as working under the shadow of NDC so the party took the “opportunity for us to distinguish ourselves from the NDC. We are tired of NDC using the name Kwame Nkrumah and pretending to be a party that is following the vision of Kwame Nkrumah. This is not true…this is an opportunity to set the record straight, and most Ghanaians would agree with what the General Secretary said today”.
If CPP were in power they would have said no to IMF negotiation, plant breeder’s bill, Economic Partnership Agreement, she pointed out
With a passionate tone, Samia Nkrumah emphatically said, “We simply stated what most Ghanaians are feeling.”
She explained that “less percentage are cushioned from hardship but a lot more people are going through challenges”.
According to Samia Nkrumah, the government “needs a wake-up call”, and must champion an “economic revolution” with Ghanaians as its focus as well as giving fair opportunity to all.
She gave a disapproving verdict over the governments of both the New Patriotic Party and National Democratic Congress, and hoped by 2016 it would be clear for all to give the CPP a chance to govern once more.