CPP’s Personality Cult, “Dynasty Project” Forced Me Out – Sakara

Dr. Abu Sakara is finally out with his reason for leaving Convention People’s Party (CPP) earlier this month.  

Sakara who was the 2012 presidential candidate for the CPP said his reason for leaving was due to what he called a ”personality cult club being built around the ambition of an individual”. He said that the decision to head the party has always been built around persons relating to the first president of Ghana, Kwame Nkrumah. This is to build a lasting dynasty of Kwame Nkrumah’s descendants as his allegation implies.

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Dr. Sakara had written a resignation letter on January 4, to the National Chairman. The letter had this written in a portion; “The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession”. With this, it was deduced he was talking about the party’s former Chairperson Samia Yaba Nkrumah, who is also the Presidential Candidate.

He had announced he will contest the November presidential elections as an independent candidate, saying that he came down to a conclusion after months of contemplation and consultations. He also said he had tried helping to see that the values and principles which attracted him to the party were upheld to no avail.

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Though some members criticised him for his exit, saying he was backing out of his responsibilities, Samia Nkrumah said she wasn’t surprised with his exit, as word about it had gotten to her earlier. On the other hand, some members of the CPP including the the party’s former Deputy Communications Director in the Ashanti Region, Osei Kofi had urged him to return to the party. Osei who said the party could not do without Sakara, went on to recall his positive contributions to the party since the departure of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom in 2011.