CPP’s personality cult, “dynasty project” forced me out – Sakara
January 28, 2016
The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Dr. Abu Sakara, has explained that his decision to leave the party, was borne out of what he calls a “personality cult club being built around the ambition of an individual.”
According to him, there is clearly an attempt to establish a dynasty in the CPP, where persons related to the party’s Founder and Ghana’s First President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, would have the sole right to lead the party.
“The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession” a portion of Dr. Sakara’s resignation letter to the CPP available to Citi News says.
Although Dr. Sakara did not mention names, he is undoubtedly referring to the party’s former Chairperson and now Presidential Candidate Samia Yaba Nkrumah, who in the view of some persons, appears to be hijacking the party.
Mr. Sakara’s official resignation letter dated January 4, 2016, comes after a press statement in which he first hinted of his decision to leave the party, and to run as an independent candidate.
While some officials of the CPP said they were working to get him back into their fold, others felt his exit was necessary to rebuild a formidable party with much more loyal members.
Others accused Mr. Sakara of not using the party’s internal structures to address his concerns but rather choosing to leave and contest as an independent candidate which does not solve the problems he is alleging.
For some, they believe Dr. Sakara is only chickening out of the party’s presidential primary because of the keen contest posed by Samia Nkrumah and others.
Samia Nkrumah in particular has said Dr. Sakara’s decision did not come as a surprise to her since they had received hints of it.
According to her, the bigger parties are clearly on a mission to breakdown the CPP by infiltrating their ranks.
Dr. Sakara becomes the second Presidential candidate of the CPP to have resigned after Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, who he partnered as a running mate to lead the party in 2008. Dr. Nduom now leads the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) which he founded after his breakaway.
Below is Dr. Sakara’s official resignation letter
January 4, 2016
Dr. Edmund Delle
The National Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Mr. Felix Amoah
Council of Elders Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Resignation of Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster from the Convention People’s Party
I resign from the Convention People’s Party with effective from January 4, 2016.