The Vetting Committee of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) has approved 20 aspirants to contest for various positions in its upcoming National Congress.
This was revealed at a press briefing organised by the Party’s congress planning committee on Wednesday at the party’s headquarters.
Chairman of the Council of Elders of CPP, Felix Amoah, said the Vetting Committee, as prescribed by the Party’s constitution had vetted and approved the various aspirants.
He added that the Party’s Congress Planning Committee had made a proposal to decentralise the organisation of the National Congress in all the regions and the National Headquarters, so that the Congress run by the Electoral Commission of Ghana can be held simultaneously on Saturday, August 22.
Mr Amoah said activities were underway to actualize it, adding, “16 venues have been located to hold the Congress in all 16 regions of Ghana and the National Headquarters.”
He said the Council of Elders of the Party had stepped in to mediate on certain challenges which occurred in the Party and had formed an Interim Oversight Committee to see to the Party’s Congress.
The Interim Oversight Committee, Mr Amaoh said, formed the National Congress Planning Committee to plan, prepare and implement the needed activities for the Party’s National Congress to take place.
Mr Amoah said the activities included; filing nominations for National Office positions and flagbearer position, identifying the best way to hold the congress in the Covid-19 situation and organizing the congress as early as possible.
He stated that a list of aspirants had been approved by the vetting committee for the various positions.
The Presidential Candidate was made up of three aspirants Mr Bright Akwetey, Mr Divine Ayivor, and Ivor Kobina Greenstreet.
With regards to the National Officers positions, four aspirants had filed for the position of Chairman, they include Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim Haruna, Nana Oduro Kwarteng, Kweku Ankrah Quansah, and Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kuma Kuma.
Four aspirants have also filed for the position of Vice Chairman. These were, Mr Onsy Kwame Nkrumah, Mr Emmanuel Ogbodjor, Mr Sejamin Beinial and Mr John Benjamin Daniels.
The Party’s General Secretary position had two aspirants, Nana Yaa Jantuah and Mr James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr (Kabila), and two aspirants for the National Treasurer Madam Edwina Okuadjo Ayorkor and Mr Emmanuel Opare Addo.
There were two aspirants each for both National Organizer and the Women’s Organizer positions: Mr Moses Yirimambo Ambing and Rashid Alao and Hajia Ayesha Sulley Futa and Madam Rose Austin Tenadu.
Mr Osei Kofi Acquah and Mr Solomon Amponsah Duncan respectively filed for the Youth Organizer position.
Mr Amoah said CPP was a party of the working people of Ghana and the founding party of this country, which he said, was ready and poised to provide a complete alternative option to the two main parties who had mismanaged the country since 1992, maintaining a socio-economic system which had impoverished majority of the population.
Mr Bright Akwetey, an aspirant for the flagbearer position said the CPP was the best alternative for the good people of Ghana.
He added that the Party would pursue and expand the scope of the free education which he said was initiated by Nkrumah.
Nana Akosua Frimpomaa Sarpong Kuma Kuma, a contestant for the Chairman position said she would focus on rebuilding the Party structure from the ground up.
She added that rebuilding CPP was rebuilding Ghana to help provide good living conditions for the ordinary citizens.
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