Election 2016 Come join us - CPP tells disqualified PPP, PNC

Professor Edmund Delle said the party has already begun talks with the disqualified parties, particularly, the Progressive People's Party's (PPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) in order to forge a united front for victory in the upcoming polls.

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CPP Chairman, Prof Delle

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The National Chairman of the Convention People’s Party has appealed to Nkrumaist parties whose presidential nominees were disqualified, to join forces with the party ahead of the December 7 polls.

Professor Edmund Delle said the party has already begun talks with the disqualified parties, particularly, the Progressive People's Party's (PPP) and the People’s National Convention (PNC) in order to forge a united front for victory in the upcoming polls.

He said: “one of the disadvantages of the smaller parties and even the CPP is the syndrome of vote wasting. When I took over as leader of the party I said no. That syndrome of vote wasting must stop because we are poised as a party to do the best we can.”

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The CPP and the PNC who often possess Nkrumah's political ideologies have since 2007 been in talks in a bid to forge a strong political force to take over the governance of the country.

However, their talks have failed to yield positive results, a situation that left the two parties with less than one percent in the 2008 and 2012 general elections.

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Prof Delle is, however, optimistic that since CPP is the only Nkrumaist party to have been cleared to contest the December polls, discussions with the other Nkrumaist parties might be fruitful.

“We are talking to our brothers in the other parties who are of the Nkrumaist tradition that even if the time is very short that we were not able to have a united front, at least on the ground maybe for the parliamentary seats and you see that a fellow Nkrumaist party is strong here, we all should support them, like we did in Talensi.

“In Talensi we realised that the PNC was stronger so we in the CPP said we are here to support you and the candidate faired so well and it was a signal that if we unite our forces we’ll do very well as an Nkrumahist family,” he told Accra-based Joy FM.

The Electoral Commission, last week Monday, announced the disqualification of 12 candidates including The Peoples National Convention’s (PNC), the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP)’s the All Peoples Congress, and the National Democratic Party (NDP)’s for failing to meet the criteria for filing as president.

Many of the aggrieved parties who find their disqualification as inappropriate have filed suits against the EC.

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