Accra, June 18 GNA- Dr Edmond Delle, National Chairman of the Convention People's Party (CPP) on Saturday called on members and supporters of the Party to close their ranks and forge ahead to enable the CPP capture power in 2008. He said no politician in the history of this country could demonstrate the power and effectiveness of leadership as Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah who was leader of the CPP.
Dr. Delle was speaking at a soiree organized by the Party for media personnel in Accra as part of activities to fraternize and provide opportunities for the press to asked pertinent questions about the CPP. The soiree, which attracted both senior and young journalists as well as some party faithful, was to highlight on the programmes and activities of the party.
Dr Delle also said the CPP was still in a discussion with the People's National Convention (PNC) about a proposed merger of the two parties and the coming out with a common constitution. He said discussion between the two parties had reached an advanced stage and it was only the National Congress of the CPP that could endorse or reject the proposal made so far.
Mr Francis Gyan Nwiah, President of the Tertiary Students Association (TESCHART) of the CPP, called on the youth to fully get involved in the activities of the party to bring back it glorious past. He deplored the situation where manufacturing and agricultural investments made by the CPP government in the first Republic had been abandoned or divested whereas the country continued to import items. Mr Nwiah urged the youth in the Party to be abreast with "Nkrumaism," which is the philosophy and ideology of the CPP.
Ms Afo Minlah, Women's League of TESCHART called on the CPP to ensure that women attain equal and active roles at all levels of the party organizational structure. She said the party would also give high priority to women in social, economic and political spheres of our development effort, adding that CPP would support affirmative action for women in all relevant areas of national development.