Ghana’s socialist party, the Convention People’s Party (CPP), on whose ticket Dr Kwame Nkrumah became the country’s first president, is on the path of extinction as a political party, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has said.
“CPP which once was an example to many organisations, especially in southern Africa, is about to suffer its extinction,” Mr Mugabe said at a news conference in Accra Tuesday.
He said most of the political parties like the CPP that led the fight against the colonial rule are either not functional or are not as vibrant as they use to be.
According to Mr Mugabe who attended Ghana’s 60th Independence anniversary on Monday said he believes the ideals of Ghana’s first president, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, indicating he (Mugabe) has become what he termed a product of Ghana.
“I am a product of Ghana …I am a Nkrumahist … I still hold on to the teachings of him [Dr Nkrumah].”
He urged the current crop of leaders in Africa to hold on to the ideals of Kwame Nkrumah.