But for the swift intervention of the police, a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of the Convention People’s Party held in Kumasi would have turned bloody, on Tuesday, December 5.
Executives of the party clashed with each other, following a petition presented for the removal of the Chairperson and Leader of the party, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankumah by the Okere Constituency Chairman, Kwabena Boakye.
The petition accused the Chairperson of misconduct, indiscipline, and autocratic leadership.
“Comrade Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankumah has failed woefully to unite the party and is further dividing the party with her actions and inactions. She has created her own parallel structure embarking on the party’s reorganization program sidelining the other national executives. This action by the Chairperson and Leader will definitely not yield any gains for the party as her self-acclaimed reorganization project is not backed by the majority of officers within the Party”, excerpt of the petition reads.
After arguing back and forth for several hours, the national executives of the party came to a conclusion to resign en bloc, but the Chairperson remained adamant.
“My charge is that I am working too much. That I am going round to organise people to join the party without going with my executives. This is not a breach of the constitution because our constitution even encourages every member to mobilise more people for the party.
“I, Nana Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankumah, has not volunteered to leave. I remain the chair and leader of the Convention People’s Party. The NEC cannot make a decision to remove a national executive. The NEC answers to the congress and when we get there, they will speak”, she stated.
But the NEC insists all the national executives, including the Chairperson have resigned.
The Council has formed a 13-member Interim Organisation Committee (IOC) to steer the affairs of the party and continue with the reorganization until substantive national officers are elected.
Nana Yaa Jantuah resigns as CPP’s General Secretary
The General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Nana Yaa Jantuah, has stepped down from her position following a petition presented at the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, December 5.
Members of the CPP from across various parts of the country petitioned the NEC to compel all national executives of the Nkrumahist party to either voluntarily resign or be removed over their alleged incompetence.
A vote of no confidence was then passed in all of its national executives which led to a significant misunderstanding during the meeting.
Nana Yaa Jantuah addressed the media shortly after the meeting and indicated that she would later disclose her next line of action.
“I am gone. I think I’ve done what I have to do. I’m no longer the General Secretary of the CPP. In due course, I will let everybody know where my political allegiance will be. For now, it’s time for family and friends. I’m going to spend time with my family and friends.
“For now, I’m going to concentrate on my business. They think some other people can do it better. In political parties, you do not hold on to things. I have done what I have to do these past three years and everybody has seen it. If my people say they do not want me, I can’t force myself on them.”
Nana Yaa Jantuah was elected as the General Secretary of the CPP in August 2020.
A thirteen-member interim body comprising regional chairmen, a member of the council of elders, regional secretaries, regional organizers, and some representatives of women and youth was constituted to take over from the exiting executives.
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