CPP Elders incite members
for internal Positive Action
Accra, Dec. 7, GNA - The Council of Elders of
the Convention People's Party (CPP) on Thursday
called on the membership of the party to wake up
for internal Positive Action to invigorate CPP
towards Elections 2008.
The Council defines “Positive Action” as a
legitimate and non-violent expression of
political activists’ power to redress and stop
internal decay, backbiting, rancour and lack of
operational direction by the leadership of the
In a statement signed by Mr K. Amoa Awuah, its
acting chairman, the Council urged the rank and
file of the party to heed the clarion call for
Positive Actions and deem it as a justifiable
whimper for action in all affairs of the Party.
The CPP Council also lauded the organisational
timetable issued by ‘The Patriots’, a pressure
group within the Party, which called on the
leadership to immediately launch a programme for
wards elections by February 2007, to be followed
by Constituency elections in March 2007.
The Patriots had called for regional executive
elections to be held by the end of April 2007,
to set the pace for the National Delegates'
Congress in June 2007 to select a presidential
candidate and also to build a quality leadership
team capable of supporting and marketing the
"The plan and timetable for internal party
elections is a reasonable proposal and is an
obvious expression of loyalty and show of
concern for the Party, even though it is the
wish of the Council that the National Delegates
Congress be held earlier --March or April,
2007-- rather than June as proposed by The
Patriots," the Council stated.
It however expressed disquiet about lack of
clear directions for Elections 2008. "Our hopes
for Elections 2008 are turning into anxiety as
time seems to be running out for the
implementation of the desired plans for the re-organisation
of the party for internal elections, as well as
the 2008 general elections."
The Council therefore appealed to the Central
Committee of the Party to organise a meeting to
discuss apparent inherent problems, including
that of finance.
It also called on the Central Committee to
immediately enact regulations to govern and
direct the selection, vetting and election of a
presidential candidate in accordance with
Article 72 of the CPP Constitution.
According to the Council, such a directive would
stop "the menace and unruly, disrespectful
behaviour of some of the aspiring presidential
candidates and instil party discipline."
"Alongside such a plan, we expect the Party
Leadership to launch a detailed organizational
scheme that should include all the relevant
elements, namely the structures, systems and
procedures designed to guide the new set of
leadership teams across the country after the
elections for efficient politicking," the