Nduom calls for peace during elections 2008
Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, flag bearer of the Convention's People's Party (CPP) on Wednesday toured all five constituencies in the Bawku Traditional Area with a call on party members to remain law abiding and avoid acts likely to trigger violence during the upcoming general election.
He made the call during courtesy calls on the chiefs and CPP supporters, during which he underscored peace as a prerequisite for development.
Addressing the chiefs, elders and CPP members at separate functions, Dr Nduom pledged to conduct a clean campaign, devoid of insults and abusive language and called on other aspirants to do same to promote peace and stability.
He emphasized that it was the CPP that spearheaded independence for Ghana in its quest for development and would not do anything that would create trouble for the elections.
“CPP wants peace, and with peace there would be stability and with stability there would be more development,” he reiterated and urged Party supporters to concentrate on preaching the good message of the Party, being the creation of more jobs for Ghanaians.
Dr Nduom said although there were other areas that needed to be developed, the Party attached more importance to more jobs creation, adding that a survey conducted by him showed that majority of Ghanaians had no jobs and were yearning for them.
He held that the CPP left behind good legacies of job creation which were thrown overboard after the overthrow of the CPP in 1966.
He said if the CPP is given the mandate it would revamp industries such as the jute factory, shoes factory, meat factories and the farming brigade.
Dr Nduom visited Naba Asigri Abugrago Azoka II, Paramount Chief of Bawku, Regent of Mamprugu, Ibrahim Adam Zangbegu, Naba Aboya Ndago the III, Zebilla Chief, Naba Amadu Awuni, Binduri Chief and Naba Akwaka Ayuma, Pusiga Chief.
In addition to the Bawku Tradional area, Dr Nduom also visited Nangodi in the Talensi Nabdam District and called on the Regent of Nangodi, Alex Kofi Bagnaba who commended him and asked the “gods of the land” to bless him.
Regent Bagnaba however expressed worry about the high drop out rate of school children in the Nangodi area, which he blamed on poverty.
He said the area abound in gold and appealed to government to create the necessary environment to attract investors to the place.