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Politics of Thursday, 21 February 2008

Source: GNA

There's rush for CPP Parliamentary candidacy - Ndoum

Accra, Feb. 21, GNA - Dr Kwesi Ndoum, flag bearer of the Convention People's Party (CPP), on Thursday told journalists that there is a rush across the county to be the party's parliamentary candidate. "Unlike in the past when people turned down offers to stand on the party's ticket to contest for Parliament, this time round, there is vigorous lobbying by well-meaning people across the country for the party's Parliamentary slots," he said.

Dr Ndoum said the new development was refreshing in that it softened the ground for him to do a better campaign for victory in the 2008 elections.

He said several high profile and well resourced individuals, including some investors, had expressed interest in contesting Parliamentary seats on the ticket of the party.

"This is a clear sign that people see in the CPP the readiness to lead the kind of change they expect. The people are calling for the kind of change they will feel in their pockets and they see us as the best alternative to the ruling party."

He said just as in 2000 when the people saw the preparedness in the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to lead the kind of change they wanted, the people now saw the CPP as the only party ready to lead the needed change in 2008.

Dr Ndoum said he observed from his campaign trips round the country that the sudden huge interest in the party was a result of the new faces in the leadership of the party, particularly he himself being the flag bearer.

"People are encouraged by the new and youthful leadership we now have in the party and I can tell you for a fact that that is real because we usually take very few people on our campaign trips and yet we get very positive response in terms of massive turnout at our meetings," he said.

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