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Samia to contest Jomoro Parlimentry election; refuses to offer CPP apology

By Kwasi Adu
Samia to contest Jomoro Parlimentry election;
Samia Nkrumah - CPP
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Defeated Convention People’s Party (CPP) Presidential aspirant, Miss Samia Yaba Nkrumah has defended her accusations of vote buying at the party’s presidential primaries and revealed she was considering going back to contest the Jomoro Parliamentary seat in the Western region.

She has insisted there was “absolutely no need” to withdraw the allegations and apologise since it was “an open secret that GhȻ200, GhȻ300, GhȻ 500, GhȻ1000, GhȻ3000 were given to delegates during our congress on Saturday.”

Ms Nkrumah explained her intention for making those allegations public was to ensure that what she deemed as improper in the party was corrected going into the future.

She insisted she would not apologise and said: “What is dangerous is to hide the truth. If we want progress for this country certain things need to be said. We are a smaller party, we know that if our party is going to be bought in every election then we will never be able to deliver on our mission and we know what our mission is.

I came home for a mission, I came home to make sure that the ideals that make Ghana an independent country, that made Ghana a strong dignified country in the 60s are revived for the good of all.”

“What is important to consider is that, we are not destroying the party, we are just saying we need to address the issue for our next congresses. What is important is that we close ranks, we are getting ready for our campaign, we are happy our congress to elect flagbearer for 2016 is over and we are going to conduct a very sound and vigorous campaign.”