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Title:The C.P.P. (Convention People's Party) and the Asafo Besuon: Why Unlike Poles Did Not Attract
Author:Jonoh, Kwesi
Periodical:Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana
Geographic term:Ghana
political systems
Convention People's Party
armed forces
Politics and Government
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:In terms of their origin and nature, the Convention People's Party (CPP) and the Asafo companies shared several similarities. The Asafo Company started as a Fante coastal organization and the CPP as a southern coastal party. However, despite considerable efforts by the CPP and its leader and founder, Kwame Nkrumah, to absorb the Asafo Company into the CPP, the Asafo companies successfully maintained their independence and autonomy. For although the CPP and the Asafo companies had a lot in common, their raison d'Ítre, world outlook, political socialization and culture were too different and too politically incongruent to allow a close and lasting collaboration. Bibliogr., ref. [ASC Leiden abstract]