A Pro-Nkrumahist Pressure Group in the Upper East Region, the Young Nkrumahist Movement (YNM), has challenged the leadership of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), to as a matter of urgency reinstate the General Secretary and Youth organizer immediately.
Their call follows the refusal of the party chairman Dr Edmund Delle and the Central Committee to allow Nii Armah Akomfrah and Ernesto Yeboah resume duty as recommended by the disciplinary committee.
The group comprising the Upper East Regional Branch of the Tertiary Education Students Chapter (TESCHART) of the CPP says the refusal of the party leadership to adhere to the recommendation of the disciplinary committee is not only brewing confusion but also affecting the party’s membership drive.
In a statement the group said ‘’we find it very difficult to understand and feel so disheartening that the party Central Committee could suspend the General Secretary and National Youth Organiser over President Mahama’s gift saga, barely some few months to the General Elections; a crucial time the Party needs these two selfless, dedicated, committed and hardworking National Officers the most. It also poses a big question about our party’s history and ideology as far as our fight against corruption, nepotism and conflict of interest are concerned.’’
In an interview with Citi News, the spokesperson for the Young Nkrumahist Movement of the CPP, Mohammed Favour Akumbey Jnr said the group was yet to understand why the leadership of the party were yet to reinstate the two party officers even though the disciplinary committee of the party has recommended reinstatement.
The General Secretary of the CPP Nii Armah Akomfrah and Youth Organiser Ernesto Yeboah publicly condemned President Mahama for accepting a ford vehicle from a Burkinabe Contractor Dzibril Kanazoe. This led to their suspension on Thursday, June 30,2016.
Subsequently the Youth League of the CPP forwarded a petition to the Commission on Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ), seeking investigations into the President’s acceptance of the gift.
Following the conclusion of its findings, the CPP Disciplinary Committee, on July, 29, 2016; cleared the two National Officers of the allegations and charges brought before it and recommended the reinstatement of Comrade Nii Armah Akomfrah as the General Secretary and Comrade Ernesto Yeboah as the National Youth Organizer and Commander-In-Chief of the Youth League of the Party.
By: Lorrencia Nkrumah/citifmonline.com/Ghana