A man who describes himself as “ one of the Methuselah's of the Convention People's Party, Mr Ekow Sam, has called on the people of the Central Region to unite and vote massively for the party to win the 2008 elections.
The CPP is and has been a family, he noted, and tasked the leadership of the rank and file of the party in the region to ensure that the party wins the 2008 elections massively.
Mr Sam said this at the Hotel Wangara when he feted the party's executive from the 19 constituencies in the Central Region.
He said the time had come for all Nkrumaists to re-unite after their disintegration, following the 1966 coup d'etat that ousted Dr Kwame Nkrumah's regime.
“My aim is to see the CPP grows to become the CPP of old,” he declared, and urged all and sundry to join hands with him to achieve that goal.
Present at the get-together were the presidential aspirants — Professor Agyemang Badu Akosa and Mr Bright Akwetey, the aspiring national chairman—Alhaji Iddi Egala, among others, who echoed Mr Sam's call on delegates to vote wisely at the party's congress slated for December 15, 2007.
Prof. Akosa pledged his support for whoever would be voted as the party's flag bearer at the congress. “All we know is that the CPP is the only party that will alleviate the sufferings of Ghanaians,” he said adding that “ we love Ghanaians, we respect Ghanaians and, therefore, we would not cheat them”.
Mr Bright Akwetey, another presidential aspirant, expressed the confidence that the CPP would grow from strength to strength.
He urged members of the party to uphold the interest of the party and the nation at large and to conduct themselves in such a way that would attract a lot of people to join the party.
Conspicuously missing at the get-together were other presidential aspirants -Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, Dr Kwaku Osafo, Mr George Oposika Aggudey, and almost the entire 13-member Central Regional Executive of the CPP chaired by Mr K. Edu-Ansah.
Story by Ekow Yamoah