Politics Fri, 20 Jun 2008

C/R Convention People's Party members not happy with attacks on Dr Nduom

Cape Coast, June 20, GNA - The Central Regional Steering Committee members of the Convention People's Party (CPP) on Friday expressed concern about the recent attacks on the party's flag bearer, Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom for no substantial reasons by some stalwarts of the CPP.

The members who expressed the concern in a press release issued in Cape Coast and signed by the Regional Secretary, Mr Kofi Aganu-Luvo, said the issues raised against Dr. Nduom were brought up before the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting held in Kumasi in December 2007 and was duly settled. The statement pointed out that the party has a constitution and all members must play by it, stressing that Dr. Nduom was appointed a Minister in 2001 in President Kufuor's administration and appeared before the Parliamentary vetting committee and was cleared and that the party's vetting committee also cleared him.


It however, stressed that, the case was again brought up at the National Delegates Congress in Kumasi by Mr. Bright Akwetey , Mr. F. Jantuah and others and the NEC voted on it on December 16, 2007 and Dr. Nduom won 38 votes against 16 and the NEC therefore decided to allow Dr Nduom to contest the flag bearer race. " The Steering Committee in the Central Region now begins to wonder whether these people are committed members of the party and if they claim they are, they should be aware that as elders and leading members of the party they are to safeguard the party's constitution but not to violate or break it." It said their actions and utterances point to nothing short but to the fact that they want to use devious means to derail Dr. Nduom's campaign which is on course and also to sabotage the party in general and stressed that the delegates elected Dr Nduom on merit and had been able to organize all the 230 constituencies in the country.

"Due to Dr. Nduom's abilities and capabilities the party is gaining strength day after day. If therefore, they feel they are not at home with Dr Nduom being the flag bearer of the CPP they can call it a quit; they have exposed themselves, party sympathizers and even opponents see them as "traitors". The committee in this regard suggested to the group against Dr. Nduom to apologize to the flag bearer, the party echelon and the CPP and endeavour to change their attitude and minds, because come January 2009 Dr. Nduom and the CPP would occupy the new flagstaff house as the president of the Republic of Ghana.

Source: GNA