Politics of 2014-06-16

Samia accused of abusing her office, autocracy

Three Vice Chairpersons of the Convention People's Party (CPP) have written a strongly worded petition to the party's Council of Elders with complaints about a leadership crisis, which they blame on National Chairperson, Samia Nkrumah.

They accuse Madam Nkrumah of creating personal structures to stifle consultation and feed her bid to contest the 2016 presidential elections.

The letter signed by Susan Adu Amankwah, Rodaline Ayarna and Kweku Oteng Anane, argues that the decision by Samia Nkrumah to create a Consultative Committee of Chairmen has taken away any form of consultation with elected leadership of the party.

They accused Madam Nkrumah of autocratic leadership, which they claim has led to widespread apathy with no sense of direction in the party.

According to them, the primary source of this leadership crisis is the Chairperson's autocratic leadership style, compounded by her blatant disregard of the opinions of elected leadership. She rather chooses to seek counsel from non-elected advisors who run affairs of the party, the vice-chairpersons noted.

They said the Chairman is sidelining elected leadership in order to nurse her ambition to become the party's flagbearer in 2016. They also accuse Madam Nkrumah of using her position to solicit for funds for her upkeep since she does not have a paying job.

The three vice chairpersons are asking the party’s council of elders to stop the national Chairperson from manipulating the timetable for decision-making.

The vice chairpersons have also decided to carry out what they describe as rightful decision making process by organizing grassroot visits instead of issuing press releases to grassroot supporters.

Source: myjoyonline
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