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General News of Thursday, 24 November 2016


Bawumia only an ‘Accra Northerner’ – Greenstreet

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) Presidential Candidate, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet has climaxed his one week campaign tour of the Northern Region at Janga in Mamprugu land where he fired salvos at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Running Mate, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia.

He said as a former second Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and the previous NPP administration failed to fix the myriad of developmental deficit recorded in Mamprugu land.

“I thought this was the place where the former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana came from because he has always been talking about his plenty facts and figures and long talks in Accra and I have discovered that none of his long talks and figures mean anything on the ground.”

“Apart from his long talks and empty facts and figures, meaning nothing on the ground I thought at least within the Mamprusi area, he will do something not knowing for the eight years the NPP has done nothing here and for eight years the NDC have also come and done nothing here.”

He decried Mamprugu land’s under development saying, “Every chief we have gone to, every person we have spoken to has complained to us no water, no educational facilities and poor roads and then all of a sudden because he wants to be a vice President, he comes and gives a borehole and makes a donation to a hospital to make the people think that he cares for them.”

“Where has he been all these years? He has never been part of a northern agenda. He is one of the Accra northerners who has come to give his empty talks to deceive the people of Walewale, deceive the people of Mamprusi, deceive the people of Northern Region and deceive the people of Ghana,” he chided Bawumia.

Ivor Kobina Greenstreet downplayed the NPP’s change slogan and asked the people of Mamprugu not to vote on tribal lines. “I am telling you the people of Walewale, the three Northern Regions and in fact all the people of Ghana to reject the arise for change of the NPP.

It will only bring one thing to this nation, one thing they desire, vengeance and chaos.” Ivor Kobina Green Street described the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the NPP as “Evil monsters” who have the penchant for giving Ghanaians hell anytime they are in power.

“For the past 24 years the NDC and the NPP have done nothing here in the north and they are only interested in fighting for power to steal our money.” He appealed to the electorate with emphasis on those in the three regions of the north to subscribe to the CPP’s change agenda for accelerated development. “The CPP has the Northern Regions at heart.

We are peace makers and the time has come for you to adopt the Sankofa change on December 7.

Vote the CPP for accelerated development.” The CPP Presidential candidate has since left for the Upper East Region on his nationwide campaign tour. Flashback Ivor Kobina Greenstreet in the Northern Region toured Mion, Saboba, Gushiegu, Nantong, Bunkprugu, Tamale north, Kumbungu, Tolon, Savelugu, Salaga south, Sagnarigu, Walewale, Nalerigu among others. The CPP has promised Persons with Disabilities free education, free healthcare and public transportation if it wins the December 7 polls.

The Ivor Kobina Green Street-led Convention People’s Party (CPP) targets six out of the 31 parliamentary seats in the Northern Region. In addition to the Kumbungu Parliamentary seat, which is the only one occupied by the party nationwide, it is also keeping an eye on the Sagnarigu, Mion, Yunyoo, Tatale and Salaga South seats.

Ivor Kobina Green Street hinted about the party’s resolve to use all its arsenals to retain the Kumbungu Parliamentary seat. According to him, the party is restrategizing to safeguard the only seat it is bragging with nationwide. The CPP has also vowed to unseat the NDC Member of Parliament for Sagnarigu constituency, Hon. Alhaji A.B.A Fuseini.

The party has fielded the Sagnarigu electoral area Assembly Woman as its Parliamentary candidate for the 2016 polls.

Endorsements The Chief of Tamale, Naa Dakpema Dawuni Alhassan and the chief of Nyankpala in the Tolon District of the Northern Region, Abdulai Yakubu Andani endorsed the Convention People’s Party’s (CPP) Presidential candidate, Ivor Kobina Green Street.

The three chiefs touted the CPP as peace lover and urged their subjects to give the party another chance to govern.