The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has appointed two persons to act as the party’s General Secretary and National Youth Organiser as a result of the recent suspension of Nii Armah Akomfah and Ernesto Yeboah.
Asani Tano, initially a Deputy General Secretary in charge of administration, takes Akomfrah’s role as General Secretary while Nabila Basiru a Deputy Youth Organizer replaces Ernesto Yeboah.
The Director of Communications for the CPP, Abdul Kadril, said that given the importance of the two positions, it was vital that people be appointed to manage affairs, with about four months to go until the polls.
“At any given point, there has to be someone yielding and exercising the authority and power as General Secretary of the party and at the same time as youth organizer, and so when you look at the constitution of the CPP, those that crafted the constitution made provisions for two deputy general secretaries and two deputy youth organizers and so clearly you can see the reason,” he said.
“The reason is that, at some point in time, someone must be physically present and that is the main reason why the Chairman and the leader immediately has to approve and authorize the deputy General secretary and the deputy National Youth Organizer to fill vacuum so they will not be any space left.”
The CPP’s Central Committee suspended Akomfrah, and Yeboah for criticising the party’s flagbearer, Ivor Greenstreet for his comments on the Ford gift saga involving the president. John Dramani Mahama.
Greenstreet, speaking at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) Evening Encounter series stated that he would not be pushed to accuse President Mahama of corruption without proof.
His comments were not well received by Nii Armah Akomfrah, and Ernesto Yeboah who accused him of not taking a clear stance on corruption.
The CPP described the actions of the two as ‘disrespectful’ to Mr. Greenstreet and promptly suspended them.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana