Convention People's Party
The Convention People's Party (CPP) is a political party in Ghana that currently has one of 230 seats in the Ghanaian parliament from 2008.
Today's CPP sees itself in the tradition of the CPP founded in 1949 by Kwame Nkrumah , Prime Minister of the Gold Coast from 1952 and first President of the Republic of Ghana from 1960. The modern CPP was created in 1998 through the merger of the National Convention Party founded in 1992 and 1993 founded People's Convention Party . At first it was called the Convention Party , the current name was adopted in 2000. The CPP sees itself as a people's party of the masses, in which fishermen, farmers, the urban population, the rich and the poor all find themselves equally. Its members and followers are commonly referred to as Nkrumahists in Ghana.
- Chairman (2006): Edmond Delle
- Secretary General (2006): Nii Noi Dowuona
- Candidate for the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections: George Opesika Aggudey
CPP's colors are white, red and green. Its symbol is a rooster and the motto is “Save Ghana now”.
There are no efforts within this party to create a national Ghanaian consciousness. Rather, the Pan-African idea lives on in the CPP , according to which the CPP has committed itself to the freedom and dignity of all Africans as well as the independence process.
The CPP is committed to social justice and has the motto “you cannot have a nation that is half marginalized and half affluent” (Eng .: “You cannot have a nation that is partly excluded and partly in abundance”). The party believes that the state must ensure equal rights for all people to develop regardless of tribal affiliation. For the CPP, a particular motivation lies in the belief in the responsibility of the state with regard to solidarity with the poor.
The CPP is still linked to the ideas and ideals of Kwame Nkrumah today and believes that these ideals are still relevant to today's youth. The party is directing its work towards regaining power in the state in order to end the work of Kwame Nkrumah, which it sees as incomplete. The party has had no major political significance for decades.
- the CPP website (Engl.)
- The CPP on GhanaWeb (Engl.)