A Convention People's Party (CPP) flag bearer aspirant, Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa believes the party's congress next month would be a turning point in its history.
For him, the upcoming congress will determine the fate of the CPP in the 2008 elections as well as its future and image.
Consequently, he said the congress would be crucial and therefore urged the delegates to elect the person with the right leadership qualities who would be acceptable by the electorate.
Professor Akosa made the call at a meeting with some delegates of the party from the Essikado-Kettan, Shama, Sekondi, Takoradi and Effia-Kwesimintsim constituencies and students from Takoradi Polytechnic, in Sekondi.
He was accompanied by Alhaji Iddi Imoro Egala who is contesting the party's National Chairmanship, Madam Imoro Ayarna and Mr Kwame Gyantoa, both members of Professor Akosa's campaign team.
Professor Akosa says the CPP is the only hope for Ghanaians who are yearning for a new leadership that has practical answers to the country's myriads of problems.
He listed his priorities when elected as the President of Ghana as education, the creation of youth employment as well as housing for the people.
Professor Akosa advised the delegates not to be swayed by money and other considerations but elect the person with the "pedigree and commitment and who is ready to die for the country and CPP."
Alhaji Egala said the party's congress would be a "make-or-break affair" and therefore urged the delegates to elect as their leaders people who would be prepared to sacrifice to build a strong party.
He added that when elected as the national chairman, he would embark on a membership drive to make the party more attractive, strong and dynamic.