Samia Nkrumah, presidential hopeful of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has stated that her political party will break the domination of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) during this year’s elections.
She said the ruling NDC and NPP, the largest opposition political party, have all won elections held under the 4th Republic.
Samia Nkrumah stressed that the CPP would not play second fiddle to the NPP and NDC during the upcoming general elections, noting that her party would launch a thorough campaign to win the elections.
According to her, the CPP is stronger now, especially at the grassroot levels across the various constituencies in the country, indicating that the CPP would be a force to reckon with during the polls.
She stated that people who think the CPP would just add up to the numbers during the presidential and parliamentary elections would experience the shock of the lives later this year.
Samia Nkrumah told the media that the party had learnt from its past mistakes, and that the CPP is now battle ready to shake the political landscape of the country when Ghanaians go to the polls to elect the next president.
The confident daughter of Ghana’s first president said the CPP has antidotes to the problems confronting the country, urging the electorate to rally behind the CPP to save the country from its current decline.
Reacting to Dr. Abu Sakara’s decision to contest the presidential elections as an independent candidate, Samia Nkrumah said “it is his personal decision and I wish him well.”
According to her, Ghana is practicing democracy which gives Dr. Sakara the right to take any legal action of his choice, including contesting for the presidential slot as an independent candidate.
Samia Nkrumah said Dr. Sakara’s exit from the CPP would not affect the electoral fortunes of the CPP, this year, noting that the CPP is strong and ready to win the general elections.
From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi