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20.11.2008 Elections

Western CPP Distances Itself From Blay's Actions

The Western Regional secretariat of the Convention People's Party (CPP) has said that it has nothing to do with the campaigning of the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ellembele and first Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Mr Freddie Blay, in favour of the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo.

A statement issued in Takoradi, it said if anything of that sort was happening as alleged, “we find it very unfortunate and detrimental to the CPP in the Ellembele Constituency”.

According to the statement, information reaching the secretariat as well as newspaper publications indicated that the MP for Ellembele attended an NPP rally at Esiama on Saturday, November 15, 2008 where he was introduced by the Presidential candidate of the NPP “as the parliamentary candidate on the CPP ticket though”.

It said there were also reports that vehicles of the CPP meant for the constituency had started moving to the Evalue Gwira Constituency to spread false rumours about a merger between the CPP and the NPP.

“This is another mischievous lie, we find it very disturbing. All our detractors are being asked to keep off the CPP, because the CPP has the best chance of forming the next government,” it said.

The statement, therefore urged all CPP members to stand firm and vote for Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom in the December elections.

Story by Kwame Asiedu Marfo.