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Politics Wed, 27 Jan 2016

Sakara has been less candid with CPP – Ekow Duncan

The Chairman of the Political Committee of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Ekow Duncan, says Dr Abu Sakara Foster has been less than candid with the party that gave him the opportunity to cut his political teeth.

Sharing his thoughts on the resignation of Dr Sakara from the CPP to contest the 2016 general election as an independent presidential candidate, he said reasons given by Dr

Sakara for his resignation were doubtful on examination and inconsistent with known principles of politics and social organisation.

Mr Duncan said as the immediate past flag bearer of the CPP, Dr Sakara was a member of the Central Committee of the CPP, which is responsible for decision-making and party management between national congresses.

Dr Sakara has stated that “the conduct and misplaced priorities that still dominate decision-making in the CPP” constitute one of the reasons for his resignation.

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But Mr Duncan opines that Dr Sakara cannot honestly give the above as a reason for his defection because it is known and on record that he did not attend any Central

Committee meetings after the 2012 election, nor did he canvass thereafter for priority policies and, or warn against “misplaced priorities” except during the period for the preparations for the 2015 congress.

Dr Sakara also describes his breakaway from the CPP as a “paradigm shift” in the search for a “new consensus” in the definition of a “new national interest.”

His proposition, according to Mr Duncan, is disingenuous.

“All political parties exist on a claim to be representative of the national interest and this constitutes the partisan basis of multiparty democracy and politics.” Mr Duncan said.

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He said Dr Sakara’s search for a new definition of “national interest” was, therefore, definitively partisan.

This means there is no “paradigm shift” in his search for an elusive “new consensus” for a nondescript “national interest,” Mr Duncan stated.

“We are of the view that Dr Sakara has bitten off more than he can chew in the challenge of philosophy for a definition and interpretation of his “new consensus” and “national interest” that includes or necessitates a “paradigm shift. The justification of his breakaway from the CPP is ruse and hubris,” he argued.

Source: Graphic.com.gh