The running mate of the flag bearer of the Convention People's Party (CPP), Dr Abu Sakara, has called on Ghanaians to rally behind the CPP to win this year's general election.
He explained that since both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) had had their turn to resuscitate the economy but could not do so, it was time the CPP was given the political mantle to resuscitate the economy.
He said such an opportunity to serve the nation would enable the CPP to implement its humane policies to put the economy on sound footing and bring relief to the people.
Dr Sakara made the statement when he met the party's Eastern Regional executive members at Koforidua last Tuesday.
He also paid a courtesy call on the leaders of the Koforidua Zongo Community.
The CPP running mate, who was accompanied by Dr Kwaku Safo, a leading member of the party, and other national executive members, was in the Eastern Regional capital to confer with the executive members in the region on strategies to be adopted to convincingly win the elections.
According to Dr Sakara, although both the NPP and the NDC had the opportunity to rule the country for two consecutive terms, they could not streamline the economy to improve the living condition of the people, who, he said, should not make the unpardonable mistake of voting for any of the two parties again but rather support the CPP, which, he said, was capable of providing the necessary amenities and programmes that would make life worth living for all.
“Both the NPP and the NDC have had their time but could not do anything to alleviate the suffering of the people and it is now time for you to support the CPP to come to power to implement its humane policies to alleviate the suffering of the people,” Dr Sakara stated to a thunderous applause.
“The CPP is now rejuvenated, growing from strength to strength and poised for victory to take over from the NPP after which we shall fight for emancipation from poverty, which has been the order of the day due to the maladministration of the NPP and the NDC,” he said.
Dr Sakara, who indicated some of the measures to be taken if CPP won the elections as separation of the Attorney-General's Department from the Ministry of Justice and the election of district chief executives instead of having them appointed, gave the assurance that the CPP had the men capable of leading the country to progress.
For his part, Dr Kwaku Safo said despite losing the presidential slot for the CPP, he decided to devote his resources to the campaign of Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, the flag bearer, and Dr Sakara, to enable the party to win back power, which was violently taken away from it by the military in 1966.
He promised that the CPP would come out with a lot of initiatives such as a housing programme that would make it possible for the poor to also own houses.
Dr Safo, who catalogued a number of problems such as high school fees at the secondary and tertiary levels and the sale of state property by the NPP Administration, stated that the only way to reverse such a bad trend was for every member of the party to go to the rural areas “to propagate the CPP gospel of humane policies” to get the necessary support for it to win the elections.
Story by A. Kofoya-Tetteh.