JUST IN: CPP Chairperson In Fresh Trouble
Two staunch members of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) are challenging the election of the party’s National Chairperson and Leader, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankoma.
In a petition to the CPP General Secretary by lawyers of the two CPP members—Thomas Abroni and Isaac K. Annan—and sighted by Soireenews, they are calling on the party to hold a new election to elect a new Chairman and Leader.
According to the petition, this has become necessary because none of the two leading candidates—Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankoma and Hajia Hamdatu—in the chairmanship race during the congress, managed to secure 50% of the votes as prescribed by the party’s constitution.
“We are informed by our clients to remind your good self and the august Party to the effect that at the last Congress held on or about the 24th August 2020 four (4) candidates contested for the position of Chairmanship/Leader namely: 1. Hajia Hamdatu 2. Oduro Kwarteng 3. Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankoma and 4. Mr Quansah.
We are further informed that in the said election, Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankoma came first with 915 votes representing about 46% of the total votes cast followed by Hajia Hamdatu with 682 votes.
From the foregoing, it is clear that no one thus becomes the Chairperson and Leader of the Party until the provision in clause (f) above has been complied with.