GCPP Merges With CPP
The Great Consolidated People's Party (GCPP) whose founder, the late Dan Lartey, popularised the term "domestication" in Ghanaian politics has now been fully integrated into the Convention People's Party (CPP). This was announced in Accra yesterday at a news conference organised by the CPP as part of its Founders Day celebration. At the function to prove to all that the integration was real was Mr. Henry Lartey, son of the founder of GCPP. Dan Lartey, a staunch vestige of Kwame Nkrumah's Convention People's Party and an Nkrumahist adherent, has run for national president on the ticket of the GCPP on two occasions after breaking away to form the GCPP as a splinter of the CPP. After the 2000 and 2004 elections, he was only stopped from having a third bite at the 2008 presidential race when the Electoral Commission disqualified him for submitting his nomination papers late. Mr. Nadi Nylander, chairman of the CPP, who announced this said the unity of the two parties was a step ahead of bringing together all the other Nkrumahist parties together under one umbrella. "We are already working with the People's National Convention (PNC)in that direction," he said adding that during the Atiwa by-election the CPP provided logistics in the form of vehicles and officers to help the PNC candidate. He said it was time Nkrumahists came together to empowered their candidates in any by-election by preparing them to be better resourced. Mr. Nylander said Ghanaians from every corner of the country had benefited from the patriotic actions of Dr. Nkrumah and his supporters who formed and organised the CPP into a formidable, winning political machine. "It is this party which today stands at the cross-roads, ready to take over the reins of government in order to put into action its usual revolutionary magic towards implementing the process of social transformation in our beloved country."
Source: The Ghanaian Times