Accra, Feb. 23, GNA – The Convention People’s Party (CPP) on Thursday fixed tentatively March ending for the election of its Flag bearer for the December Presidential and Parliamentary Elections.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, CPP General Secretary, said at the close of nomination, only Mr Bright Akwetey and Dr Abu Sakara Foster, had successfully filed their nomination papers to contest for the slot.

He said within the next two weeks, the Vetting Committee would scrutinise the applicants to ensure that they all meet the criteria set for the Flag bearership slot, stressing that, “The track record of the two personalities gives the leadership hope for Election 2012”.

Nomination for Parliamentary Candidates however remained open,  Mr Greenstreet noted, and urged all leading members to contest for Parliamentary seats to ensure that the party increased its presence in the next Parliament.

He said the new leadership was working within a strategic plan to put in place the needed structures for effective campaigning for Election 2012 , as the party had operated from a very weak structure due to internal hiccups in the past.

Two other key members who were among scores of personalities who initially showed interest in contesting for the Flag bearership – Mr George Oposika Aggudey, CPP Presidential Candidate for Election 2004 and Professor Agyeman Badu Akosa, aspirant in 2008, failed to file nominations.


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