The 2008 presidential candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom has urged the newly-elected national executive of the party to work assiduously towards making the CPP a credible, winnable party.
In a statement congratulating the new national officers elected at Saturday’s delegates’ congress, Dr Nduom said “Congress is the highest body of our Party and it speaks for all of us. Congress has spoken and we must all listen and abide by their decision.”
Delegates of the CPP, who converged at the Ghana International Trade Fair Centre in Accra Saturday, elected Samia Nkrumah as the Chairperson and a host of other national officers to steer the affairs of the party for the next four years.
Emphasing the need for unity after the congress, Dr Nduom in his statement said, “The CPP tradition is that THE PARTY IS SUPREME. Prior to congress, I pledged to support without any conditions the people chosen as polling station, constituency, regional and national executives of the CPP. I stand firmly by that pledge. I offer my unqualified support to assist the new national executives to make the CPP great and strong once again.”
The statement, issued Sunday morning noted that “A forward march will recognize that a critical ingredient that has been missing in the Fourth Republic within the CPP is the ability to organize itself at the polling station level. With the right executives, a new party can emerge through polling station organisation, a crucial task that has been started by ordinary members of the Party in many places and needs to be completed before the end of 2011. This Congress can lead to the building of a real, formidable Third Force in Ghanaian politics whose policies will make a positive difference in the lives of our people for years to come. For that to happen, delegates need to elect people who are prepared to work as a TEAM playing on the same side.”
He promised to “support the elected national executives to build a party that is different, forward-looking with people who are willing to work and make sacrifices and with a single purpose vision of making Ghanaians proud and prosperous in their own country. Ghana needs the CPP and we must all support the executives to unite our people and strengthen the Party. No one should be allowed to divide our ranks again.”
“It is my hope the new executives will take firm charge of the Party quickly, push grassroots organization forward and encourage competitive, popular parliamentary aspirants to step forward with vim. I encourage all leading members to consider becoming Members of Parliament as a means of making the CPP vibrant. The CPP can emerge a winner in 2012!, the statement concluded.