CPP is an embarrassment to me – Duncan-Williams

Founder of Action Chapel International (ACI), Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams, has said the political party he belongs to, Convention People’s Party (CPP), is an embarrassment to him because it has failed to win an election since the overthrow of Ghana’s first President Dr Kwame Nkrumah.

Reiterating his several earlier denials that he belonged to either of the two major political parties – New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) – Archbishop Duncan-Williams told his congregation on Sunday, 29 April while preaching.

“You know, I was talking to Kwame Jantuah of CPP – that is my father’s party so it’s my party – I was telling him: ‘Kwame, you people [CPP] are embarrassing me that’s why they [critics] think I belong to this party and that party; why don’t you [CPP] just win one election for me so people will start believing me? That is why they don’t believe that I don’t belong to any of these parties [NPP and NDC] because my party never wins’.

“I said: ‘You [CPP] are losing too much, win small; at least win one time that I can celebrate’, I haven’t celebrated for many years because you don’t win elections, you know”, Archbishop Duncan-Williams said.

The charismatic cleric who has been in ministry for 40 years now said he has had to deal with several political accusations over those decades under different governments.