CPP holds durbar to to mark ‘Positive Action Day
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) has called on party members to reflect on its performance in the 2012 elections to generate ideas towards effective rebuilding and resuscitating the party.
Various speakers on Saturday during a durbar at the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, held to celebrate the party’s “Positive Action Day”, expressed the need to put the past behind them and concentrate on analyzing what went wrong during the elections and come out with workable and formidable solutions towards the party’s unification and reorganization.
Dr Abu Sakara, the Presidential Candidate, said the occasion was to rebuild, resuscitate and re-strategize to win social and economic justice for ordinary people just like Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah did to win freedom and justice for Ghana.
He said the party would use positive action to take back all its property confiscated by government some years ago to facilitate its operations.
Dr Vladimir Antwi Danso, Senior Research Fellow at the Legon Centre for International Affairs at the University of Ghana, said there was the need for the party to analyse its strength, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to take precautionary actions.
He said “this will help us to know where we were, where we are now and where we are going”.
Dr Danso said though Ghana’s economy and politics have become so monetized that everything is about money, members should resolve that the meaning of positive action would give light and the direction to the CPP.
He said the party needed to galvanize ideas to get the masses to understand the ideals and principles of the CPP.
Mr B. W. Appiah, First Vice Chairman, Greater Accra, said the day was a sacred day during which the leadership decided to take a critical action to reflect on the activities of the party and to initiate steps to reorganize and remobilize.
He urged party members to be committed and sacrifice a little for the growth and sustainability of the party.
Abu Fogor, National Organizer, expressed unhappiness with the recent results of the elections saying “it appeared some national executives and polling agents of the party did not vote for the party’s candidates adding that “if all our national executives voted, and even five executives in each constituency voted as well as the polling agents, our performance would not have been that abysmal.