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General News of Friday, 18 January 2008

Source: GNA

CPP will remove politics of bitterness, anger - Nduom

Tamale, Jan. 18, GNA - Dr Paa Kwesi Nduom, presidential candidate of the Convention People's Party (CPP) has said it was time to remove the politics of bitterness and anger in the country since 1992. Dr Nduom stated this at press conference in Tamale on Thursday to thank the Party's delegates, executives and supporters for electing him as their flagbearer for the 2008 elections.

He dismissed perception that the 2008 general election would be a straight fight between the New Patriotic Party and the National Democratic Congress.

"I have been to the field and have met many ordinary Ghanaian men and women who hold a different view and who are saying that they need the CPP to be the peacemaker".

Dr Nduom, who was on a three-day campaign tour of the three Northern regions, said Ghanaians were looking for a strong CPP which would make the democratic practice worth participating in. "This is the time for the CPP, which has for more than 50 years, preached and practised one nation, one people, and one destiny, to come and unite the country".

Dr Nduom said Ghanaians were yearning for a government that would provide them with the basic necessities of life such as jobs, shelter, good drinking water, quality education, health and "the freedom to choose to be".

He called on CPP supporters to encourage more Ghanaians to register in order to vote.

He announced that the Party was accepting applications from potential parliamentary candidates for the elections in December. On the impending Ghana 2008, Dr Nduom urged Ghanaians to be disciplined, keep the environment clean and above all, show the visitors the proverbial Ghanaian hospitality.

Professor Alhassan Abubakar, a leading member of the CPP, said the Party would not wait for any unity talks or go into any alliance or merger. Rather, it would focus on its campaign to win the elections. He said a CPP government would re-visit Nkrumah's Accelerated Development Plan for the North and reactivate all abandoned projects initiated by Nkrumah's government to promote the development of the North.

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