The Convention People’s Party says it is not taken aback by the decision of Dr Abu Sakara to break-away from the party.
Speaking to Joy News’ Elton Brobbey, the Communications Director of the Party, Kadri Abdul Rauf said the party is rather focused on its National Delegates’ Congress to elect its flagbearer and national executives.
Dr Abu Sakara in a release on Tuesday announced his decision to break away from the party to contest as an independent candidate in the 2016 Presidential race.
He was the running mate to the CPP flagbearer in 2008, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom-who also broke away in 2011.
Dr Sakara was subsequently elected as flagbearer to lead the party in the 2012 elections.
He says it is his hope that his decision will enable well-meaning Ghanaians from across the political spectrum to mobilize their heartfelt desire for an alternative to the main political parties – NDC and NPP.
But the Second Vice Chairman of the party, Susan Adu Amankwah told Joy News the CPP must do all it can to stop the trend of its presidential candidates leaving the party.
“…The CPP must ensure that those things that drive people out of our party, those things that have driven Dr Nduom away; that are driving Dr Sakara away should not happen,” she told Joy News.
But the National Chairman of CPP, Professor Edmund Delle in a short statement says Dr. Sakara is yet to officially inform the party about his decision and insists Dr Sakara is still a member of the party.
A meeting called by the party early Wednesday, over Dr Sakara’s decision was later cancelled as some top members could not attend.
It has been rescheduled for another date within the week, according to Elton.
Meanwhile, Abdul Raul says the party is asking Mr Sakara to return his party ID card and some other party property in his possession for processes to begin to fully get him out f the party, Elton Brobbey reported.