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Politics of Friday, 29 December 2006

Source: GNA

CPP announces programmes for 2007

Accra, Dec. 29, GNA - The Convention People's Party (CPP) on Friday announced its programme of activities for 2007 saying filing of nominations for various positions of its national officers and presidential candidate would open in June.

This forms part of activities that the Central Committee (CC) of the Party discussed and adopted at its monthly meeting held on Thursday, December 28.

A statement signed by Professor Nii Noi Dowuona, General Secretary of the CPP, said a vetting committee to be appointed by the CC would vet candidates for the flag bearer position in July. It said the main congress would take place in the second or third week of August with a formal handing over to newly elected officers in September.

The statement named other activities leading to the Third National Party Congress of the CPP as mobilization, registration and meetings of polling station branches, which would commerce in January 2007 and continue throughout the country till March. It said election of polling station and electoral area executives would be conducted from February to April 2007 while constituency executives would be elected in all the 230 constituencies between April and May 2007.

This would pave the way for the election of regional executives in the 10 regions in May and June. The CPP said in arriving at the activities, it took into consideration the relevant provisions of the Party's Constitution and the tenure of the various local, regional and national branch executives.

The CC has directed that selection of parliamentary candidates should form an integral part of the programme of action of sub-committees of the Party.

The statement also announced that a meeting of constituency representatives in the Northern, Upper West and Upper East Regions would be held in Tamale in early January to kick-start the implementation of the organizational blueprint of the Party.

In a related development, the Central Committee of the Party said the CPP had decided not to contest the bye-election in the Fomena Constituency scheduled for January 2007.

It said this decision was taken after a critical appraisal of the Party' programme of action. 29 Dec. 06