Accra, Ghana – Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kumankuma, Chairperson of the Convention People's Party (CPP), has issued a compelling call to the youth of Ghana to participate in the ongoing limited voter registration exercise, notwithstanding the operational hurdles they may encounter.
In a statement, Nana Kumankuma emphasized, “Don't be frustrated by the impediments imposed on you by the Electoral Commission to travel to its district offices to register; don't be deterred; face the challenges, as Election 2024 will be a vote for yourself to change the power dynamics of this country.”
Speaking during an interview with the Ghana News Agency, Nana Kumankuma stressed the importance of altering voting patterns to improve the lives of Ghanaians.
She noted, “The youth who have attained 18 years since the last registration exercises can play a critical role in next year's elections.”
Nana Kumankuma, who has declared her intention to contest for the CPP Flagbearer for the Election 2024, urged Ghanaians to make a conscious decision to break ties with the two major political parties, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC). She cited disillusionment among Ghanaians, especially those residing in rural and remote areas, due to past leadership failures.
“I discover dissatisfied and unhappy people all over the country; people tired of political hyperbole that is not in line with reality; people disenchanted with the situation of our country,” she remarked. Nana Kumankuma highlighted various grievances, including healthcare inadequacies, unemployment despite free education, growing wealth inequality, and rising corruption.
Expressing the urgent need for change in the 2024 general elections, she stated, “There has never been a time in our history when there was a greater need for a third party, an alternative to the two-party system of entrenched corruption and failed leadership.”
Nana Kumankuma called on all Nkrumaists and sympathizers of the party to unite in a new challenge to liberate Ghana from the shackles of corruption and failed leadership. She concluded by emphasizing the significance of Election 2024 in restoring Ghana's dignity, values, and purpose.
Reporting by Francis Ameyibor. Editing by Mariam Aminu.