The youth wing of the Convention People’s
Party (CPP) has called off a planned
demonstration which was scheduled for
Monday, March 7, 2016.
The demonstration was to compel government
to release what they claim are the party’s
assets which were confiscated after the
overthrow of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah.
Speaking to Citi News, the National Youth
Organiser of the party, Ernesto Yeboah,
explained that the demonstration was called
off following a directive from the party’s
“As the commander in-chief for the youth wing
of the Convention People’s Party, I have called
off the nationwide picket for the immediate
release of all our confiscated assets on the
wishes of the chairman and leader of our
party,” he added.
Though Ernesto said “we are not happy with
that decision,” he said they respect the call
from their Chairman.
“We’d have wished that the party projected a
more radical face that the party appeared
more independent and we would stand
courageously to demand our rights. Because
history tells us that nobody has had his or
rights given to them on a silver platter or on
the basis that they simply asked for it.
“But it has always been the case that it was
only granted after they have fought for it. But
our chairman and leader thinks differently and
we respect his decision,” he noted.
CPP’s in court over seized assets CPP in August
2015, dragged government to the Human
Rights Division of the High Court to order the
return of the party’s assets. A writ of summons
filed on behalf of the party by its lawyer, Mr.
Bright Akwetey, prayed the court to order the
government to return its confiscated assets
which have for the past 50 years been
occupied by state agencies without the
payment of rent.
President Mahama last year promised to
release the assets when some CPP officials paid
a courtesy call on him but that pledge is yet to
Source : ghanaweb