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General News of Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Source: citifmonline

CPP sets date for presidential nominations

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has finally set January 4-27, 2012 to open nominations for its presidential aspirants.

The decision was taken at a Central Committee Meeting of the party on Tuesday where pertinent issues that have rocked the party in recent weeks were addressed.

The party has also set Wednesday, November 30 for nominations to open for its parliamentary primaries.

Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, who was the 2008 flagbearer of the party is the only person who has publicly declared his intention to contest for the presidential slot of the party.

Speaking to Citi News on Tuesday, Nii Akomfra, the new Communications Director of the CPP, said issues concerning expulsion of Dr Nduom were not discussed as hinted by the party’s chairperson Samia Nkrumah on Monday.

The chairperson had earlier stated that the party would take disciplinary actions against Dr. Nduom for allegedly orchestrating activities to disintegrate the party.

But Akomfra stated the central committee meeting was rather focused on how the party would organize and move forward.

“The most important issue has been our parliamentary and presidential nominations. Tomorrow we are opening nominations for our parliamentary and we also agreed that we would be opening nominations for our flagbearership elections on the 4th of January. ”

He added that “issues of expulsion were not on the agenda today, we talked about the needs of the party to be disciplined, organize well and move forward in unity. ”