National Executives of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), including the General Secretary, Nana Yaa Jantuah, Youth Organizer and other notable positions have stepped down from their positions.
The decision comes in the wake of a petition presented during the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, December 5.
Members of the CPP from across various parts of the country petitioned the NEC to compel all national executives of the Nkrumahist party to either voluntarily resign or be removed over their alleged incompetence.
The situation escalated when a vote of no confidence was passed against all national executives, resulting in a heated disagreement during the NEC meeting. In the aftermath, Nana Yaa Jantuah addressed the media, confirming her resignation and expressing her intention to reveal her next steps in due course.
“I am gone. I think I’ve done what I have to do. I’m no longer the General Secretary of the CPP. 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,” she declared.
Nana Yaa Jantuah emphasized the democratic nature of political parties and acknowledged the party’s decision, stating, “They think some other people can do it better. In political parties, you do not hold on to things.”
Elected as the General Secretary in August 2020, Nana Yaa Jantuah’s departure marks a significant development in the CPP’s leadership structure.
In response to the vacuum created by the resignations, a thirteen-member interim body has been established. This interim body comprises regional chairmen, a member of the council of elders, regional secretaries, regional organizers, and representatives of women and youth.
Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong-Kumankumah, the CPP Chairman, continues to hold that role despite the NEC’s pronouncement that all national officials have been removed. She argues that the NEC does not have the jurisdiction to remove her.
Ivor Greenstreet, the CPP’s 2020 presidential candidate, also weighed in and called for coordinated efforts to fortify the party ahead of the 2024 general election. He stressed the need for unity and strategic measures to ensure the CPP emerges stronger from the current internal challenges.