Four Nkrumahist political parties in Ghana are making efforts to merge.
The parties are the People’s National Convention(PNC), Ghana Consolidated People’s Party (GCPP), Convention People’s Party (CPP) and Progressive People’s Party (PPP).
The PNC was led by Mr Hassan Ayariga, the GCPP by Dr Henry Lartey, CPP by Dr Abu Sakara and PPP by Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom. They contested election 2012 at presidential candidates of their parties.
Mr Bernard Mornah, General Secretary of PNC, announced this at a meeting with Brong-Ahafo Regional and Constituency Executives of the party in Sunyani when he led a three-man delegation to attend the final funeral rites of Philip Nsor Asena Akanzinge, who died in a road crash on the Sunyani-Techiman road on July 5.
Other members of the delegation were Mr Ebenezer Abbah Quartey, Mr Ahmed Kato and Mr Kurby Kandora.
Mr Mornah said in view of the proposed merger, PNC would hold a national executive meeting in Accra on August 23 to collate views from members and advised constituency officers in the region to solicit views of their members for the meeting.
He said he was optimistic the merger would make a formidable political party to contest Election 2016 because most Ghanaians were anxiously waiting for an equally strong and competitive political party to contest the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to save the country from bad governance.
Mr Mornah urged members of the party in the region to redouble their efforts by registering more people into their fold in the constituencies to enhance the image of the PNC especially in Parliament.
“The ordinary Ghanaian is fighting in vain to live a better life, but the bad management of the national economy and failure to insist that the people abide by the laws of the land are some of the serious challenges facing the ruling government, “he added.
Mr Mornah said leaderships of the four parties would soon meet to discuss the merger, particularly pertaining to the symbol, name, and other relevant information to satisfy all and sundry.
Paying tribute to the late Mr Akanzinge, a staff of Ghana Health Service (GHS), Mr Mornah said he was the brain behind the institution of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) during the People’s National Party (PNP) rule under the late President Dr Hilla Limann but could not be implemented until 2008 when former President John Agyekum Kufuor’ administration implemented it.
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