The son of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah and a political activist, Dr. Sekou Nkrumah has explained why he left the NDC to join the New Patriotic Party. He said the NDC can win him back when they start to provide solid leadership. He was commenting on political happenings in Ghana on his Facebook page.
Read his statement below attached below.
The reality of our political situation today is that we are stuck with NPP and NDC, and every time we have an election year we have to decide between the two! Although I worked with the CPP ( PCP) in the 1990s and had stronger associations with NPP as we were all in opposition, by 2007 I made a conscious decision to join the NDC. My reasons were simple; in the absence of a serious CPP party, NDC represents those of us on the left of Ghanaian politics. And with the change of leadership, JJ giving way to Professor Mills I honestly thought the party can now provide a progressive leadership for Ghana. I was completely wrong, the Mills presidency turned out to be a disaster and Mahama even worse!
So coming from this position I will continue to be very critical of NDC.
On the other hand, I am not NPP and never was, but as I mentioned earlier I did support the “ great alliance “ in 1996 and continued to work for that agenda until we had a change in 2000!
I know most of the political players on both sides of our political divide. Yes both parties have their limitations but as one who leans to the left I am more interested in what happens in the NDC than NPP, and to some extent think I have a stake in seeing a good leadership.
So simply put my support for NPP is a protest and will continue to be until NDC can come up with a solid leadership befitting of the leftist inspirations!