General News of Sunday, 3 June 2012
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) launched its National Campaign for the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections at an impressive rally held in Elmina in the Central Region on Saturday, 2nd June with thousands and thousands of people in attendance. The party used the occasion to announce its community-based campaign right after the inaugural ceremony.
The PPP showcased many of the PPP’s youthful parliamentary candidates from all ten regions of the country. The speakers stressed the commitment of the PPP to eradicate corruption, tribalism, preventable diseases such as malaria, cholera, job creation and compulsory and continuous education from kindergarten to senior high school. They affirmed the party’s determination to be disciplined, show respect to all and only talk about what the PPP can do to transform Ghana into a prosperous country.
The PPP’s community-based campaign is to ask Ghanaians to give the party a chance on 7th December by voting it into power to provide incorruptible leadership and use the best people in Ghana to solve our numerous problems. This is to be done village by village, town by town to win many, many believers for the PPP. The rally was attended by regional executives from all ten regions of the country, regional and constituency executives from the Central region and national leaders of the party. The national team was led by the 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, many others.
Earlier, the PPP paid a courtesy call on the Edina Traditional Council to announce it presence in Elmina and introduce the leadership of the party. The delegation was led by the National Chairman, Mr. Brew-Hammond and included National, Regional and Constituency Executives. The Traditional Council welcomed the PPP as its own and threw its support behind the Presidential Candidate of the Party, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom. This they said was not just because Dr. Nduom comes from Elmina but cited his real, visible, practical contributions to education and job creation in Elmina, Central Region and all over Ghana. To them, Dr. Nduom himself has proved to be a national “Edwumawura” by his selfless dedication to job creation.
Such a person they said does not have to rely on tribal or ethnic messages to win votes as his positive contributions of truly unprecedented proportions already set him apart from other competitors. They cited the jobs he has created with his hotels, banking and other businesses. The Central Region Organiser of the PPP, Kwame Ayoma stated that Dr. Nduom has no equal in the Central Region when it comes to positive, practical contribution to society. He asked everyone in the region to note what Dr. Nduom has done and vote for someone with practical experience where it matters most – improving quality of education and creating jobs. He also cited the community library in Elmina, the Junior High School in Elmina that scored 100% in the 2011 BECE and the football team Elmina Sharks all Dr. Nduom’s social responsibility initiatives as more reasons to give him a national stage for greater national performance.
Dr. Nduom asked the Traditional Council to support him, vote for him, make the PPP theirs and also encourage people all over Ghana to make him President of the Republic of Ghana. He told the Council that while he is from Elmina, it is the rich experience at the local assembly, parliament, private sector, public service that makes him the best presidential candidate compared to President Mills and Nana Akufo-Addo.
Ghanaians he said must vote for the best, with demonstrated ability to serve Ghana and deliver positive results felt by the people. When this is done, he said, he will become the next President of the Republic of Ghana. Dr. Nduom said the PPP is determined to do all it can to win the KEEA Parliamentary seat with Lawyer Kojo Anan as its candidate.
The PPP is calling on all Ghanaians to be Awake to the task of uprooting corruption, preventable diseases, tribalism and self-centred leadership from the country.
Director, National Communications
3rd June 2012