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30.04.2008 General News

GNP Holds Regional Congress

By GNA - newtimesonline.com

The Ghana National Party (GNP), has held its maiden regional congress in Sunyani with a call on Ghanaians to vote for the party to help alleviate the economic hardship of the people.

Eric Sarpong, Deputy General Secretary, appealed to political parties to promote inter-party relationships and cooperation to make this year’s election incident free.

“The recent untold hardships and sufferings of the people are against humanity,” he said and added that it was important to create a society of abundant opportunities for all and this the GNP would do if voted to power.

Mr. Sarpong said the GNP was not associated with any tribe nor was it dominated by particular sections of the populace and urged members to work hard in propagating its ideologies and philosophies to woo more people to join.

He said the party was ready to contest and capture most of the 230 parliamentary seats and would organise its national congress to elect a flag-bearer in Accra in May.

Mr. Sarpong appealed to members to eschew petty squabbles and internal wrangling, to close their ranks and conduct the electioneering campaign devoid of rancour and acrimony.

He advised members to be wary of politicians who might want to influence them with money and gifts, saying “you become the slave of such politicians if you collect money and vote for them”.

Earlier, regional executives of the party were elected in an election conducted and supervised by officials of the Electoral Commission.

They were Mr. Osei Nkrumah, a retired educationist was elected as the regional chairman, Mr. Karikari Boateng, vice chairman, Mr. Joseph Amenka, second vice chairman and Mr. Emmanuel Wireku, Secretary.

Others were Charles Amoah, deputy secretary, Emmanuel Donkor, organising secretary, Mrs. Valerie Eshie, women’s organiser, Joseph Donkor, organiser, Mr. Martin Kobire, treasurer and Fosu Ankomah, propaganda secretary.

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