Politics of Monday, 5 November 2012
Source: Daily Graphic
The 2012 Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party, Dr Abu Sakara, has urged the Paramount Chief of Dormaa Traditional Area, Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II, and his elders to continue to pray for abundance peace ahead of the December election.
He stated that the CPP would not do anything that would destabilise the current peace and tranquillity the country was enjoying. He made these remarks when he and his running mate, Nana Akosua Frimponmaa Sarpong Kumankumah, called on OsagyefoAgyeman Badu at his palace in Dormaa.
Dr Sakara promised the chief and his elders that the CPP would complete the unfinished agenda of achieving economic emancipation for the country if voted into office in the December 7 elections.
Nana Akosua Frimponmaa Sarpong Kumankumah, who was the Gyantoahemaa for the Dormaa Traditional Area until her selection as CPP flag bearer’s running mate, thanked the chief and his elders and the people of Dormaa for the support they had given her since her selection.
She indicated that had it not been for the constitution which does not permit traditional rulers to take part in active partisan politics, she would not have abdicated the stool she was occupying.
Nana Akosua Frimponmaa was grateful the people of Dormaa accepted her decision in good faith, saying she was of the firm belief that the CPP administration led by Dr Sakara would not neglect traditional rulers as it had been the case in the past 30 years.
Osagyefo Agyeman Badu II endorsed the running mate of the Convention People’s Party and described her as the best Vice Presidential candidate to support Dr Sakara in his vision to transform Ghana.
He also noted that it would be wrong for anyone to criticise a chief for doing politics.
According to him, the 1992 Constitution of Ghana does not bar chiefs from doing politics but rather bars them from taking part in active partisan politics.
He expressed his gratitude to the CPP flag bearer for choosing a running mate who hailed from the region and more especially a credible traditional ruler from his kingdom. He congratulated Nana Akosua Frimponmaa on her nomination and subsequent selection as the running mate to Dr Sakara.