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Who is Edmund Delle deceiving?

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 Source: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame

By Kwame Okoampa-Ahoofe, Jr., Ph.D.

Garden City, New York

Jan. 30, 2016

E-mail: okoampaahoofe@optimum.net

A press release written by Dr. Abu Sakara (aka Michael Foster), the 2012 Presidential Candidate of the rump-Convention People’s Party (r-CPP), aptly and poignantly noted that the rump-CPP had become the effective preserve of the biological scions of President Kwame Nkrumah. I couldn’t stop myself from being convulsed with laughter, because the preceding statement clearly indicated that Dr. Sakara had been too naïve and pathologically obsessed with his own grossly misguided appreciation for the rump-CPP not to have realized until it was almost too late that he had been trucking with the wrong crowd and been consorting with the wrong operatives of the wrong political party.

Since his wise decision to resign from the party, the National Chairman of the rump-CPP, Prof. Edmund Delle, has been desperately and profusely making patently hollow and untenable statements to the effect that Dr. Sakara may be grossly mistaken, and that the rump-CPP belongs to all “progressive Ghanaian citizens” (See “CPP Not for Nkrumah’s Children – Delle” Starrfmonline.com / Ghanaweb.com 1/20/16). Prof. Della has also publicly contradicted Dr. Sakara by claiming that his good friend has not actually resigned from the party, and that the letter written and widely published to the preceding effect was actually an April Fools’ Joke.

But what is equally amusing here is Prof. Delle’s promise to ensure that Dr. Sakara rejoins the rump-CPP very soon. The logical question to ask here is the following: If, indeed, Dr. Sakara never resigned from the rump-CPP, why is the party’s National Chairman vowing to have the 2012 flagbearer of the rump-CPP return to its fold? The fact of the matter is that the rump-Convention People’s Party is a veritable political cardboard that has absolutely no coherence, viability or credibility on the country’s Fourth-Republican landscape. At best, it is a mere shadow and illusive reminiscence of the proto-Convention People’s Party founded in June 1949 by the deposed late megalomaniacal dictator and some radical political upstarts, opportunists and cynical rascals.

I have said in the recent past that the rump-Convention People’s Party has absolutely no semblance and/or genetic affiliation with the one founded and Life-Chaired by Mr. Kwame Nkrumah. Now, I find myself compelled to revising my previous stance and opinion. The rump-Convention People’s Party is the Xerox-copy of its institutional antecedent. One only has to peruse President Nkrumah’s last will – he had revised it several times previously – before the egomaniacal dictator departed the country on his self-appointed ill-fated mission to Hanoi, in a quixotic bid to ending the Vietnam War.

In the aforesaid will, Nkrumah, who firmly and deliriously believed that he was the “lone founder” and “proprietor” of Ghana, ceded the country to the members of the so-called Central Committee of his Convention People’s Party. Alongside the ownership of the country, ceded to the CPP’s Central Committee, was the order that the party’s key operatives take complete care of Mrs. Fathia Nkrumah and her children. In other words, the material needs of the Nkrumah Family was the constitutional burden of the “Republic” of Ghana. Is there any wonder, therefore, that Ms. Samia Yaba Nkrumah, the daughter of the deposed dictator by his Egyptian trophy wife, continues to behave as if both the Republic of Ghana and the rump-Convention People’s Party belonged to her and her siblings, significantly excluding Dr. Onsy Nathan Kwame Nkrumah?

If I remember correctly, I have in the recent past admonished Prof. Delle to concentrate on his quite fetching profession of dermatology and stop fooling himself with the scandalous idea that, somehow, Ghanaians are still yearning for the political comeback of the thoroughgoing corrupt party and its scam-artist leaders whose auspicious overthrow they heartily celebrated on Feb. 24, 1966. Indeed, an ideologically confused and over-enthusiastic President John Agyekum-Kufuor once mistakenly thought he could facilitate the re-ascendancy of the Convention People’s Party as a viable alternative to the faux-revolutionary National Democratic Congress.

This gross and woeful miscalculation may well have accounted for Mr. Kufuor’s decision to bring Dr. Kwesi Nduom into his cabinet. Of course, it was a gross miscalculation because Dr. Nduom only ended up playing the tribal card by strategically collaborating with then-Candidate John Evans Atta-Mills, of the National Democratic Congress, in 2008, to scuttle Nana Akufo-Addo’s shot at the presidency.

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Columnist: Okoampa-Ahoofe, Kwame