I’m ready to be President on CPP’s ticket – Samia Nkrumah

samia-nkrumahChairperson of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Samia Nkrumah, has declared her intentions to run for president on the ticket of the party.

According to her, she is willing to do everything possible to revive her father’s party.

Samia Nkrumah made her intentions known Thursday on Radio XYZ. She said the party’s executives are in talks, weighing the options available for the party ahead of the 2016 polls.

Below are extracts of her interview as reported by Radioxyzonline.com:

Moro Awudu: Would you ever be interested in leading the CPP?

Samia Nkrumah: And why not? I’ve been interested in becoming an MP for the CPP; I’ve been interested in becoming a Chairperson for the CPP, I’ll do anything to secure more votes for the CPP. Why not? What is stopping us?

Moro Awudu: But the question is when; 2016, 2020, 2024?

Samia Nkrumah: We’ll see, we’ll see. Once we make up our mind, we’ll announce it.

Moro Awudu: Should I rule out 2016?

Samia Nkrumah: You rule out nothing. Nothing is impossible and nothing is ruled out. All options are opened. What we want is to maximise the chances for the CPP to perform better. Whatever we decide to do will be decided upon collectively and democratically.

Moro Awudu: When you say ‘we’, who? NEC, the party, Congress?

Samia Nkrumah: Yes, Congress and all our members. So we’re talking. All options are open.

Moro Awudu: But the question is “are you ready to take up the mantle just in case the party says ‘look Samia we think that we should also give you a try?’”

Samia Nkrumah: And why shouldn’t I be? I’ll do anything for the party. Since my return to Ghana, I came with one intention and that is to reactivate Kwame Nkrumah’s vision. What will stop me from doing my utmost to make that possible?


Source: Radioxyzonline

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