Nana Yaa Jantuah, General Secretary of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), has resigned.
The woman who was elected in August 2020 resigned after a petition was brought to the National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Kumasi on Tuesday, December 5.
Members of the CPP from around the country petitioned the NEC to force all national officials of the party to retire willingly or be dismissed.
The petitioners accused the party’s leadership of being inept.
A vote of no confidence was then passed to all of its national executives which led to a significant misunderstanding during the meeting.
Nana Yaa Jantuah addressed the media shortly after the meeting and said “I am gone. I think I’ve done what I have to do. I’m no longer the General Secretary of the CPP. In due course, I will let everybody know where my political allegiance will be. For now, it’s time for family and friends. I’m going to spend time with my family and friends.
“For now, I’m going to concentrate on my business. They think some other people can do it better. In political parties, you do not hold on to things. I have done what I have to do these past three years and everybody has seen it. If my people say they do not want me, I can’t force myself on them.”
Meanwhile, a thirteen-member interim body comprising regional chairmen, a member of the council of elders, regional secretaries, regional organizers, and some representatives of women and youth was constituted to take over from the exiting executives.