New CPP flagbearer Ivor Greenstreet has said he intends engaging his predecessor towards getting him back into the party’s folds.
Dr Abu Sakara resigned from the party recently. The only independent presidential candidate in the 2012 elections, Joseph Osei Yeboah has expressed readiness in joining forces with Dr Sakara to run on an independent ticket for the 2016 elections.
Dr Abu Sakara Foster, in his official resignation letter to the Convention People’s Party, accused the leaders of building a “personality cult” around one individual, with the sole purpose of beginning a process of leadership by “dynastic succession”.
“Indifference to the collective good for the cause of the party is pervasive and has subsequently spawned a culture of intolerance and indiscipline that is rooted in reckless factionalism.
“This trend has now reached its peak and I fear it has eroded all CPP’s institutions and systems that were built over the years. What is left is the semblance of a personality cult club built around the ambition of an individual. The sole purpose of this seems to begin a process of leadership by dynastic succession.
“The fact that several leading members support this dynastic project is testimony to the fact that we have lost our way and probably the spirit of our cause,” Dr Sakara said in the correspondence dated January 4.
Mr Greenstreet said he will liaise with the chairman of the CPP and the leadership of the party to convince Dr Sakara to come back home.