Source: myjoyonline. com - Samia Nkrumah says under her watch as chairman of the Convention Peoples’ Party, she has succeeded in banishing perception that the party is an appendage to the two dominant parties, NDC and NPP.
“I have shown that the CPP is neither aligned to the NDC or the NPP” she told Joy News’ Francis Abban.

Samia who was in parliament representing the Jomoro constituency from 2008 to 2012 said right from her time in parliament she left other MPs in no doubt that the party is independent.

She said although the party was wiped out of Parliament in the 2012 parliamentary elections, it clawed its way back into parliament by winning the Kumbungu bye-election four months later.

“We were presented with a great opportunity…. and we won the seat….that is to a large extent due to my intervention” she said.

Samia Yaba Nkrumah who is gunning to be the 2016 presidential candidate said the party has demonstrated its concern for issues ignored by the NDC and NPP.

The party has been loud in opposing the perceived introduction of Genetically Modified Foods into markets.

“We actually went to court to stop the release of what we believe is the introduction of poisonous seeds…. GMOs will force farmers to buy [poisoned] seeds from big multinationals” she said.

Explaining the importance of remaining consistent on the issues that bother Ghanaians, the presidential aspirant said;

“Even though now we do not have the power but this is how you pave the way for people to understand and trust you”.

Daughter of Ghana’s first President, Samia Yaba Nkrumah has also debunked suggestions that she is too young to lead the party as flagbearer for the 2016 elections.

Former Northern regional First Vice Chairman of the party, Alidu Mahama has questioned her competence to lead the party criticizing her for woefully failing in her role as chairperson.

Samia Nkrumah said her track record of making the CPP attractive to the youth shows she is ready to lead the country to economic prosperity.

The party's youth organisers have organised a blood donation exercise at the Accra Polytechnic to help the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital's Blood Bank.


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