No Coalition With Opposition Parties - Nduom
No Coalition With Opposition Parties - Nduom Website
he Convention People's Party (CPP) is not interested in going into a coalition with opposition parties against the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the forthcoming general election. It is also not ready to join forces with the ruling party to win political power. The flag bearer of the CPP, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, stated this in an interview with the Daily Graphic on the overview of his first nationwide tour. Dr Nduom has begun a second nation-wide campaign tour with a locus on registering supporters, strengthening party structures and making the party visible among the electorate. He explained that during the tours, the issue of whether the CPP would join forces with the NPP or help organise a coalition of opposition parties kept coming up and he made it clear that those options were not under consideration. Dr Nduom said the CPP was working towards building an independent and a strong party that would place the welfare of Ghanaians above any other considerations. "How can the CPP associate itself with either the NDC or NPP when throughout our field trips, the people are saying they want an alternative, having experienced the NPP and NDC?" He questioned. "People should leave me alone, it is the CPP I am building; if they want to come and help there is an opportunity within the CPP for all of us," he added. He called on all Nkrumaists to stick together and join forces to campaign because the CPP was on a winning course Dr Nduom said that the CPP had not relaxed after its congress, and that its current crop of leaders would keep moving and working until it attained its mission of salvaging Ghana from economic quagmire. He said the CPP could not be complacent because, compared to parties like the NPP and NDC, it had to work hard to reclaim its support base and would need to do everything possible to win the confidence of the electorate and use political power gained to address the welfare of the people. He said it would be erroneous for some people to assume that they were more CPP than others, adding that "we have gone through a full cycle and we must all lead the fight to make the CPP better". "I want people to understand that I am working for an independent and strong CPP similar to the one we left in the 1960's and we don't want to get distracted," he added. He said it was his contention to help the CPP win the December elections to enable the party to execute its laudable socio-economic programmes for Ghanaians.