Friday, 23 February

Nana Yaa Jantuah resigns as CPP Nat’l Executive Council passes vote of no confidence

Politics
Nana Yaa Jantuah, the now-former General Secretary, confirmed her resignation in an interview with the media

The National Executive Council (NEC) of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has issued a vote of no confidence in all its national executives, compelling them to resign or face removal from their positions. 

The unanimous decision was reached during a meeting held in Kumasi, Ashanti Region.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the performance of the party's leadership, members from across the country advocated for a change, leading to the call for the resignation of all national executives. 

The meeting, however, witnessed a significant level of discord, with some members specifically petitioning for the removal of the national chairperson.

In response to the call for change, the NEC has established a 13-member interim body comprising regional chairmen, a member of the council of elders, regional secretaries, regional organisers, and representatives from the women and youth factions.

Nana Yaa Jantuah, the now-former General Secretary, confirmed her resignation in an interview with the media. 

She stated: "I’m gone. I think I’ve done what I have to do. I’m no longer the General Secretary of the CPP.” 

According to her, she would announce her political allegiance in due time.

“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,” Ms Juantuah intimated.

Despite the NEC's declaration that all national executives have been removed, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong-Kumankumah, the chairperson, insists she remains in her position, asserting that the NEC lacks the authority to remove her.

The 2020 presidential candidate for the CPP, Ivor Greenstreet, who addressed journalists after the developments, called for concerted efforts to strengthen the party ahead of the 2024 general elections. 

He stressed the importance of unity and resilience in ensuring the CPP emerges stronger from the internal changes.

Source: classfmonline.com/Elikem Adiku