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Ghana's election CPP doesn't abide by principles - Abu Sakara

A portion of his letter said, "The fact that several leading members support this dynastic project is a testimony to the fact that we have lost our way and probably the spirit of our cause."

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Dr. Abu Sakara

The 2012 presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party Dr. Abu Sakara has explained his decision to leave the party on the grounds that he does not believe that the party abides by the values and principles that drew him in.

According to him, "the party’s focus has shifted from a collective effort to build the party to the pursuit of positions for fulfilment of personal ambitions."

In his resignation letter dated January, 4 2016, to the national chairman of the party, he said "Indifference to the collective good for the cause of the party is pervasive and has subsequently spawned a culture of intolerance and indiscipline that is rooted in reckless factionalism."

Read more: Abu Sakara quits CPP to contest as independent candidate

A portion of his letter said, "This trend has now reached its peak and I fear it has eroded all CPP’s institutions and systems that were built over the years. What is left is the semblance of a personality cult club built around the ambition of an individual. The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession."

Below is Dr. Abu Sakara’s official resignation letter

January 4, 2016
Dr. Edmund Delle
The National Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Asylum Down,
Accra.

Through
Mr. Felix Amoah
Council of Elders Chairman
Convention People’s Party
Accra

Comrade Chairman,

Resignation of Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster from the Convention People’s Party
I resign from the Convention People’s Party with effective from January 4, 2016.

My resignation is because I no longer believe that the Convention People’s Party abides by the values and principles that drew me to it. Consequently the party’s focus has shifted from a collective effort to build the party to the pursuit of positions for fulfilment of personal ambitions. Indifference to the collective good for the cause of the party is pervasive and has subsequently spawned a culture of intolerance and indiscipline that is rooted in reckless factionalism.

This trend has now reached its peak and I fear it has eroded all CPP’s institutions and systems that were built over the years. What is left is the semblance of a personality cult club built around the ambition of an individual. The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession.

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The fact that several leading members support this dynastic project is a testimony to the fact that we have lost our way and probably the spirit of our cause.

Together with others, I have spent the last eight years trying to rebuild the CPP as an alternative political force to the NDC and NPP. I committed resources beyond my means to achieve this as a lasting contribution to the memory of the great sacrifices that were made by the patriarchs and matriarchs that preceded my generation. Success would have been the greatest tribute we could have paid them. I cannot however see or fathom how the current state of the party can justify any further effort on my part. I have concluded that my aim to always work in the national interest will deliver greater results for my country outside of the CPP.

I remain grateful for the opportunity to have served with many committed comrades, I am especially grateful to the few of my generation and the majority of elders who stood with me in the 2012 election when I had the privilege of representing the party as its Presidential Candidate. Their widow’s mite will always remind me of the passion for our dear nation that they carry in their hearts.

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I now go forward to pursue the same aspiration of raising our nation to its rightful place by another path. I wish the many loyal comrades I leave behind best wishes in your endeavour. Perhaps we shall meet again in another place at another time.
May God bless you and may you enjoy his peace.

Yours Sincerely

Dr. Michael Abu Sakara Foster

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