A leading member of the Convention Peoples Party, Dr Kwaku King Emmanuel Osafo, is to contest for the flagbearership slot of the party come Elections 2008.
This was disclosed by an Executive member of The Patriot, an integral organ of the CPP in an interview with the Ghana News Agency on Sunday.
He noted: "Dr Osafo has the indispensable credentials, international and local exposure, wide range working experience, which cut across engineering, economics and finances and above all the aptitude to deliver Ghanaians from the woes and bad governance that they are now experiencing."
Speaking to the GNA, Dr Osafo said: "It's not time to declare intentions within the CPP, what Nkrumaists in particular and Ghanaians in general are yearning for is an urgent rebuilding of the structures of the party from its current quiescent position."
We need to mobilize resources to reactivate the party at the ward, constituency, regional and national levels, send a clear signal to our numerous supporters that the CPP is ready to assume the leadership of the country once more, then intentions would be declare.
Dr Osafo, a product of the Kwame Nkrumah Ideological Institute said CPP's National Delegates Congress would be quite an interesting one as there are indications that more credible and accomplished Nkrumaists would contest the flagbearership slot.
He said whoever wins the CPP Presidential slot would definitely give the other candidates from the so called bigger parties run for the money, "watch out for CPP in Elections 2008."
Dr Osafo noted even though the virtues of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was not projected highly during the [email protected] celebrations, the ground work has been done for the party to take advantage and make CPP appealing to the youth in particular.
Dr Osafo was born on November 24, 1943.
He entered the Standford University Palo Alto, California USA where he obtained a MA Economics from 1976 to 1977 and Ph.D in Applied Economics from 1977 to 1982, MBA Finance University of Ghana, 1974 to 1976.
MSc. Irrigation and Water Resources Engineering, University of California Davis, USA from 1971 to 1973; BSc Agriculture Engineering Civil Option Israeli Institute of Haifa, Israel from 1964 to 1968.
He also attended the Mawuli Secondary School, Ho from 1961 to 1962 for the London University, Advanced Level certificate and Abuakwa State College, Kibi for the West African Examination Ordinary Level certificate from 1957 to 1960.
Dr Osafo started his working carrier as Counterpart Food and Agricultural Organisation Design Engineer, Irrigation Division, Ministry of Food and Agriculture from 1968 to 1971; from 1973 to 1976, lecturer and Acting head Agricultural Engineering Department University of Ghana.
The CPP Presidential Aspirants has also worked as a Programme Manager, Ghana government European Union Micro Projects Management, World Bank Consultant as Project manager Coordination of the Water Resources Management Study of Ghana and Senior Policy Advisor World Bank Technical Assistance to the Government of Zambia.