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Letter From The President: The Nkrumahist renaissance?

Wed, 29 Jun 2005 Source: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

the Convention People?s Party (Nkrumah?s party) has not been known for its strategic thinking. Even Nkrumah did not help the party to think strategically. If he acted with foresight, Nkrumah wouldn?t have created a one-party state with the CPP at the helm. That?s why it doesn?t surprise me (and it should not surprise anyone) that the party is now in tatters. How can any strategically-thinking party select someone like Georgie Gudey as its presidential candidate?

Countrymen and women, loyalists and opponents,

the Convention People?s Party (Nkrumah?s party) has not been known for its strategic thinking. Even Nkrumah did not help the party to think strategically. If he acted with foresight, Nkrumah wouldn?t have created a one-party state with the CPP at the helm. That?s why it doesn?t surprise me (and it should not surprise anyone) that the party is now in tatters. How can any strategically-thinking party select someone like Georgie Gudey as its presidential candidate?
Recent moves by so-called Nkrumahist to revive the CPP have attracted my attention and I am compelled to pass a few comments. I must say that the so-called ?Nkrumahist renaissance? does not scare me at all. I?ve never considered the CPP a threat and since am almost in the twilight of my political career I don?t care about what it does or what it doesn?t do. What really concerns me is that members of the CPP (or the so-called Nkrumahist political parties) are trying to revive a political tradition that is totally dead and absolutely beyond revival. Even so, they are using the wrong tactics to revive a dead party.

Columnist: J. A. Fukuor/Daily Dispatch