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General News of Monday, 29 September 2008

Source: GNA

CPP will live up to expectation - Dr. Nduom

Essikado (W/R), Sept. 29, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) would live up to expectation to make the country an enviable place to live in if given the nod by the electorate in the election, says Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom, the party's presidential aspirant. He told a forum at Essikado near Sekondi on Friday at the beginning of a campaign tour of the Western Region that CPP would not disappoint the people as the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) have done.

CPP, he said, was determined to win political power once again and appealed to the electorate to vote for the party to enable it to prove its competence in the management of the country's affairs. Dr. Nduom said Essikado was the cradle of CPP and therefore expects the people of the Western Region and Essikado in particular to vote massively for the party.

"The people of the Western Region and for that Essikado have the responsibility to give their full support for the CPP because of the special historical bond between them", he said. He said the CPP has a strategic plan for the expansion and development of the Takoradi harbour and the railway system that would provide jobs for the people. A government of the CPP would also establish a petrochemical industry in the region to enhance job opportunities for the youth. The CPP flag-bearer said the party had an edge over the other political parties because it understands the country's challenges better and abhor violence as a campaign strategy. Dr. Nduom promised to discourage pair-trawling if the CPP wins the elections to boost the operations of local fishermen. Mr. Mike Eghan, National Treasurer of the party, said the electorate must give their mandate to the CPP since the NPP and the NDC had disappointed them.

Dr. Nduom introduced Mr. John Eghan, the party's parliamentary candidate for Essikado-Kettan constituency to the people and urged them to vote for him. 29 Sept 08

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