The decision by Nana Yaa Jantuah, the General Secretary of the CPP, to give Dr. Nkrumah what she describes as a befitting burial instead of resuscitating the party is a hoary tale of a system in disarray.
No one can downplay the role played by Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in our struggles for independence, a phenomenon that culminated in the late iconic figure being Ghana’s first President.
A befitting burial for the eccentric Dr. Kwame Nkrumah in itself is not a bad idea, but must that be the preoccupation of the current leadership of the CPP?
Since the death of Kwame Nkrumah, the CPP has been in a state of coma. His death resulted in the death of the party he birthed. Attempts to resuscitate the party over the years have been bogged down by infighting and rancorous disagreements.
The CPP has become a desolate island inhabited by birds chirping now and then amongst trees not so beautifully kept. The CPP exists on paper but not in reality.
Members of the party have spent enough time fighting amongst themselves all in their attempts to lead the party than ideating measures aimed at putting the party back on a sound footing.
The CPP is in crisis. Its members are leaving in droves to join either the NDC or NPP. It has become a subject we study for history lessons. They better abandon this wobbly ship and pitch camps with other parties. Nkrumah went into the grave with his party and that’s the gospel truth.
P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.