Election 2016 Samia Nkrumah eyes Presidency

Samia Nkrumah has declared her intentions to contest the presidency.

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Pulse.com.gh has picked up strong indications that the National Chairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Yaaba Nkrumah is earnestly eyeing the presidency in 2016.

As a result of the burning ambition of the 55-year-old astute former Jomoro legislator, who won the National Chairperson of the CPP, she is said to have begun series of consultations with different segments of the society particularly CPP stalwarts.

Speaking at the CPP’s Ashanti Regional delegates conference held in Kumasi, Samia said she would love to contest the presidential primaries of a merged CPP and People’s National Convention (PNC).

The daughter of Ghana's first President, Kwame Nkrumah, stated this after the PNC’s General Secretary, Bernard Monah, expressed optimism that the two parties would merge and contest the 2016 presidential elections.

Samia disclosed that the National Executive Council (NEC) of the CPP will meet at the end of this month to give its approval and seal the merger.

She made this known in the presence of the 2012 presidential candidate of CPP, Dr. Abu Sakara.

In the 2008 election, Ms Samia Nkrumah got 19,916 votes, representing 50 percent of total votes cast; former Education Minister, Ambassador Lee Ocran, from the NDC, came second with 13,345 votes, representing 33.5 percent; while the NPP’s Martin Nyameke Ackah polled 6,345, equivalent to 15.9 percent of total votes cast.

On 9 December 2012, Samia Nkrumah lost her Jomoro parliamentary seat to the NDC contestant, Wing Commander Francis Anaman, a retired Officer of the Ghana Airforce.

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