Frederick Worsemao Armah Blay, one time first Deputy Speaker of Ghana's Parliament and two-term CPP Member of Parliament for Ellembelle says he has completely severed all ties with the CPP and has now become a full member of the NPP.
“Look, I’m not a newcomer in NPP; I have fully registered as a member of the party; fully paid up one for that matter. I joined the NPP seven years ago after some flirt in the 2000 to 2008. Today, I drink, speak, eat and think NPP. I have been attending party meetings and rallies through and thorough,” he disclosed.
He told The New Statesman newspaper that he started his political career with the UP tradition but joined the Nkrumahist Ideology during his university days.
“Nevertheless, in politics people can switch camps any time. Nkrumah resigned from UGCC to form CPP, so was Victor Owusu, RR Amponsah, Joe Appiah and others from CPP to join the U P. J H Owusu Acheampong, A A Munufie and Justice Annan defected from UP to join the NDC, and so I can decide for myself”, he stated.
He insisted that he can never go back to the CPP, no matter what happens to his political ambition.
“I have changed my camp for good; yes, I had problems with the CPP on some fundamental issues but even if they right up those issues or come back to power, I will still be with the NPP, rain or shine,” he promised.
He added: “As I speak to you, the NPP is in opposition but I’m still with them. All what I want is the opportunity to serve NPP and mother Ghana; that is all what I want to do because I have what it takes to help win power in 2016 for the NPP.”
As regards the endorsements by the rank and file of the party since announcing his candidature, Mr Blay said he was “pleasantly surprised at the tumultuous welcome” accorded him.
According to him, that was an indication of people's belief in him.