Election 2024: We Are Unlikely To Present A Presidential Candidate – CPP

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The Director of Communications for the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Sylvester Sarpong-Soprano, has disclosed that the party is unlikely to present a presidential candidate for the December polls.

In an interview on Asaase Radio, Mr Sarpong-Soprano cited ongoing internal challenges, including multiple court cases, as the reason for the party’s inability to select a flagbearer.

He underscored the fact that with a few months left to the election, the party is yet to organise and resolve its internal issues making it difficult to field a candidate.

However, Mr. Sarpong-Soprano expressed optimism that if the party can overcome its challenges and present a candidate, it has a good chance of winning the election, particularly in light of Alan Kyerematen’s departure from the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).

He drew parallels with the party’s history, referencing the 1979 election when the NPP was split, allowing the CPP to capitalize on the division.

“I am not sure we can present a candidate [for 2024] because of what is occurring in the party. The party persistently has not been able to organise [itself], and this is because of multiple repeated court cases challenging the chairman and leader, unless something dramatic happens within the party [I don’t see how we can field a presidential candidate].”

“The party (NPP) has been split, with Alan Kyerematen going his way, just as it happened with Dr. Paa Willie in 1979. And so, because we believe that history is repeating itself, it was possible that if we had a candidate, if we were organised on the ground, that we will do what we did in 1979 again.”