The Convention People’s Party must free itself from the bowels of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) if it is to survive as a political party, Speaker of Parliament Prof Mike Oquaye has said at the Ghana@60 Anniversary Committee public lecture held at the National Theatre on Friday, 4 August themed: “4th August; Ghana’s Day of Destiny”.
“The CPP has been penetrated by the newly created NDC and its men, the names of which we supplied and which I quoted extensor and that they have created confusion within the party which was then broken and fragmented into six political parties.
“And I wrote: ‘If the CPP wants to survive, they should not look our way because we are not out to destroy them. They must proceed to extricate themselves from the bowels of the NDC, then they will survive.’
“Because as at now they are swallowed and as a truism, they know or should know who swallowed them”, the Speaker said.
The CPP was formed by Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President. The party’s fortunes have, however, reduced over the decades. It currently has no member of parliament.