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General News of Wednesday, 5 October 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Nana Nketia’s NPP membership won’t affect our chances – CPP

The leadership of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) say its chances in the upcoming elections will not be affected by the open announcement of its Vice Presidential nominee that he is still a member of the opposition New Patriotic Party.

The Youth League of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) is calling for the immediate removal of the Vice Presidential nominee of the party, Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketia based on his confession on national television he is a card-bearing member of the New Patriotic Party.

According to the League, the announcement undermines the party’s credibility and puts Nana Nketia’s loyalty to the CPP in doubt.

The Secretary of the League told Citi News, “We are quite baffled about how a card-bearing member of another party will be a Vice Presidential candidate our party. We don’t think that is proper. We are asking that he should renounce his membership of the NPP and fully join the CPP or he should be withdrawn immediately,”

But the Director of Communication of the CPP, Issifu Kadiri Abdul Rauf says the confession will not negatively impact on the party’s fortunes.

He said in spite of the confession, the nominee is very committed to the CPP.

“Elections are still won at the polling stations and on the grounds so we have been starling our campaign in such a manner that we go to the people that matter at the grassroots so these kind of allegations that have been leveled against him that he is an NPP is neither here nor there,” he said.

‘Nana Gabby Nsiah Nketia not an NPP member’

Issifu Kadiri Abdul Rauf also said the CPP’s Vice Presidential nominee was not a member of the NPP anymore since the NPP constitution states that members automatically forfeits their membership if they person declares allegiance to another party.

‘CPP chooses Gabby Nketia as running mate’

The Convention People’s Party, (CPP), last week settled on a businessman, Nana Gabby Nketia as the running mate to its presidential candidate Ivor Kobina Greenstreet for the December elections.

Mr. Gabby Nketia, a politician and a businessman, has worked with both the Ghana Armed Forces and the British Army, and is expected to complement the efforts of Mr. Greenstreet, with his international influence to help enhance the party’s chances of winning the elections.