CPP Poised To Win 2012 Polls - Akwetey
4/25/2012 8:00:54 AM -
Samia Nkrumah - CPP Chairman A presidential aspirant of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Bright Akwetey, has said the party is now well poised to win this year’s presidential and parliamentary elections.
According to him, as a third force, well mobilised with numerous packages, especially for the poor, it had become the only alternative replacement for either the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which he said had not only failed Ghanaians but had also worsened their plight.
Mr Akwetey made these known when he addressed the party’s executives in six constituencies in the Eastern Region, namely, Suhum, New Juaben South, New Juaben North, Abuakwa South, Abuakwa North and Fanteakwa at Koforidua at the weekend.
The meeting was to solicit their support to enable him win the party’s flagbearership at its impending congress at a date yet to be decided.
However, it became emotional when Mr Akwetey extolled the selfless virtues of CPP’s founder and Ghana’s first President, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, comparing him with politicians who administered the country after his overthrow, all of whom he indicated solely catered for the welfare of themselves and families while majority of the people suffered.
To Mr Akwetey, the CPP would bring back all the good policies that were improving the lot of all, especially the poor and the marginalised.
Such policies especially on health, employment, education, housing and food, he indicated, made it possible for all, specifically the poor and marginalised, to have basic necessities of life and at the same time accelerated economic growth.
He said it was unfortunate that since the overthrow of the Nkrumah regime subsequent governments could not come out with any good policy to address the economic hardships that emerged after 1966 and gave the assurance that such a bad trend would be reversed after the inauguration of a CPP government in January 2013.
He therefore called for support from the delegates to enable him to be elected at the congress. He also called on the rank and file of the party and all Ghanaians to vote so that CPP would win the December elections.
To him, Ghana has adequate natural and human resource which when it is properly harnessed and developed could accelerate national development without relying solely on donor support.
“It is sad that most Ghanaians are wallowing in poverty because CPP’s human-face policies that tremendously improved the lot of all, especially the poor, had to be discontinued from 1966 as a result of which the suffering masses are now crying for salvation.
“The salvation will, however, only come with your support to enable us to win the elections because all is not lost and there is life at the end of the tunnel,” Mr Akwetey stated.