Northern Region CPP calls for congress in December

The constituency members and executives of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) in the 26 constituencies of the Northern Region have called on the leadership of the CPP to call for an early congress to elect a flagbearer for the 2012 elections.

They said the major political parties had elected their flagbearers and national executives but the CPP is yet to do so and questioned what the new executives of the party were doing about choosing a flagbearer.

Mr. Issahaku Ibrahim Nayi, Tamale North Education Secretary of the CPP, raised these issues at a press conference in Tamale on Thursday which was attended by the 26 constituency executives of the party.

He said the reviewed constitution of the party was clear on choosing a flagbearer adding that article 78 (3) of the party’s constitution states that the flagbearer must be elected 24 months before the National Presidential and Parliamentary elections to give the flagbearer enough time to calm tempers and campaign effectively.

“The concerned CPP members are appealing to the leadership of the party to organize early national congress to choose the flagbearer to maintain the enthusiasm the electorates gathered for the party”, Mr Nayi said and appealed to members to maintain the unity in the party that existed before the September 2011 congress.

He said the electorate was becoming disillusioned because the only party that is to could solve the country’s problems is yet to have a flagbearer, adding  “the two political parties that have ruled the country since 1992 have woefully failed the electorates…this is the time for CPP”.

“The leadership of the party should also beware of the rival political parties that will infiltrate the rank and file of the party leadership to sow seed of disunity among them”, Mr Nayi said.

He said they would not allow individuals to hijack the interest of the party for personal gains and that no individual interest supersedes the interest of the party.

Source: GNA

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