CPP running mate, Nsia Nketiah says he will still keep his status with the NPP for “strategic reasons”
This is about the most unusual development since the pre-election period. Running mate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketiah, has disclosed that he is still a member of the NPP. Nsiah Nketiah who is not ready to retract his comment, said he is a good standing member of the elephant family with a party card.
The CPP running mate who was former Ghana’s ambassador to Korea, revealed this during an interaction with GHone TV. According to him, he sees nothing wrong with still being a member of the biggest opposition party, while attached to another opposition.
Still speaking to GHone, the retired diplomat said he will still keep his status with the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for “strategic reasons”. Justifying his actions, the businessman recalled when a few years ago, late Mr. Arkaah agreed to be a running mate of the NPP, though he was not a member. However, we have not been able to deduce his actual reason for deciding to maintain his membership of the major opposition party.
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The CPP announced Nketiah’s nomination as running mate to the flagbearer Ivor Greenstreet on Thursday September 29. In a press release issued by the Director of Communication of the CPP, Issifu Kadiri Abdul Rauf, it was explained that the party chose the retired diplomat on the account of his versatility and understanding of the party’s philosophies coupled with his great exposure and maturity.
Nketiah, an honorary chief of Duayaw Nkwanta in the Brong Ahafo Region, a businessman, and a strong Nkrumahist, is hoped to make a huge impact in the party. The CPP believes his experience in the political world would be of great importance and value to its flagbearer.
After his nomination was announced, Mr. Nsiah Nketia made his first public appearance with the CPP flagbearer, Ivor Greentstreet, to file the party’s nomination forms at the Electoral Commission on Friday September 30.
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