PPP Launches National Campaign For 2012
The Progressive People’s Party launched its National Campaign for the 2012 presidential and parliamentary elections at the Nana Kobena Gyan Square in Elmina on Saturday, with a call on Ghanaians to vote for the party in order to change the fortunes of Ghanaians.
Speakers at the rally stressed the party’s commitment to eradicate corruption, tribalism, preventable diseases, create jobs and ensure compulsory and continuous education from kindergarten to senior high school.
They affirmed the party’s determination to exhibit discipline, show respect to all and only talk about what the PPP could do to transform Ghana into a prosperous country.
The party also used the occasion to announce its community-based campaign which is asking Ghanaians to give the party a chance on December 7 by voting it into power to provide incorruptible leadership and use the best people in Ghana to solve the numerous problems.
The founder and the flag bearer of the party, Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, told the supporters who turned up for the event that the party’s symbol of the rising sun signified work and health and that Ghanaians, after trying the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), needed to change their voting pattern to ensure true development.
Dr Nduom said the vision of the PPP was to create more jobs and wealth and develop infrastructure to improve the lives of the people.
He added that his political career as an assembly member, Member of Parliament and minister had given him a clear vision of leadership and with his deep Nkrumaist ideology, he would promote a nation that Ghanaians would benefit from, especially in the educational and health sectors.
Dr Nduom, who used the occasion to introduce some of the party’s parliamentary candidates, also appealed to Ghanaians to trust the party since they would not waste their votes as they had done in previous elections, if they did that. He added that the party believed in freedom, truth, justice and accountability and self-respect and called its supporters to be disciplined to ensure victory in the elections.
The rally was attended by regional executives from all 10 regions of the country, constituency executives from the Central Region and the national leaders of the party.
Earlier, the PPP had paid a courtesy call on the Edina Traditional Council to announce its presence in Elmina and introduce the leadership of the party to the council members. The delegation,which was led by the National Chairman, Mr Brew-Hammond, included national, regional and constituency executives.
Dr Nduom interacted with the chiefs of the Edina Traditional Council and presented assorted drinks to them for their support and victory.
He also asked the traditional council members to support and vote for him,make the PPP theirs and encourage people all over Ghana to make him President of the Republic of Ghana.
Ghanaians, he said, must vote for the best person with the demonstrated ability to serve Ghana. Dr Nduom also said the PPP was determined to do all it could to win the KEEA parliamentary seat through Lawyer Kojo Annan, its candidate.
The national team was led by its Chairman, Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond; Vice-chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Seidu; National Secretary, Kofi Asamoah-Siaw; National Youth Coordinator, Divine Nkrumah; National Women’s Coordinator, Belinda Bulley; National Volunteer Coordinator, Nii Armah Nkunim; National Treasurer, Mr Felix Ograh; Director of Operations, Nana Ofori Owusu; Mr Mike Eghan, Mrs Mary Ankomah Boakye-Boateng, Mr David Ampofo, Mrs Mercy Abaka, Director of Communications, Richmond Keelson, Nana Boadi, William Dowokpor and many others.
The PPP also showcased many of the PPP’s youthful parliamentary candidates from all 10 regions of the country.