General News of Tuesday, 24 February 2015
The Convention Peoples Party (CPP) is demanding that the State hands over its assets seized after the overthrow of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
To demonstrate their seriousness, some members on Tuesday converged at the Obra Spot at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle to put pressure on government to return the assets confiscated in the aftermath of the February 24, 1966 coup.
The assets include the building which currently houses the former Ministry of Information and Media Relations, which was the CPP’s national headquarters.
The Central Regional Secretary of the party, Ato Mclean said they decided to demonstrate because government has turned a deaf ear to their pleas.
He disclosed that the party has initiated a number of dialogues, but nothing fruitful has come out of the meetings.
“These properties have been seized since 1966 and nobody sees the need to return it to us,” he bemoaned.
Ato Mclean said the CPP will be to forced to seek legal action if the status quo remains.
“We need those properties back now and we will not hesitate to seek legal action against the state” he stressed.