A Presidential aspirant of the Convention People?s Party (CPP), Mr. Joseph Agyapong, has

admonished Ghanaian politicians to shun extravagant lifestyles and accept the values of modesty

and humility in view of the current economic challenges to serve the people of Ghana.

According to him, the current labor agitations in the country were clear

indication that Ghanaians were not happy with the extravagant lifestyles political leaders

led at the expense of the ordinary man on the street.

Mr. Agyapong gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency

(GNA) on the sidelines of the Central Regional Delegates? Congress of the CPP in Cape

Coast during which new officers of the party for the region were elected.

?This attitude has gone for more than 30 years. NDC was in power for 20

years and over, eight years for the NPP, Just look at the lifestyles they all lived. Even

though the civil servants are doing all the work, yet their salaries are not good, why

won?t they agitate.? .

Mr Agyapong believed that until politicians shunned greed and became

modest, labor agitations would continue.

He appreciated the concerns and request of members of the Ghana Medical

Association, but appealed to them to consider the lives of innocent Ghanaians that were

at risk, and reconsider their decision to resign and call off their strike.

He pointed out that from all indications; the NDC and the NPP had

failed Ghanaians and pleaded with Ghanaians to give the CPP another opportunity in 2016

for Ghana to regain its dignified status in Africa and the World.

Mr Agyapong was optimistic to be the leader of the CPP in 2016, and said

the party would live within the standards of the economy, and promised accountable

governance for the people when voted into power.

Ms. Samia Yaaba Nkrumah, Chairperson of the CPP hinted that the party had

welcomed a decision by some top officials of the Progressive People?s Party (PPP) to begin

dialogue for a possible merger.

She stated that negotiations were also far advanced between the CPP and the People?s

National Convention (PNC) and that the two political parties may be fully merged into one

political party in 2017.

Ms. Samia explained that the initiative to form political alliance was one of the steps

to bring all Nkrumahist parties under one united party, to form a formidable force to

wrestle power from the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016 to ensure the

continuation of Kwame Nkrumah?s vision.

Prof. Edmund Nminyem Delle, an aspiring National Chairman, expressed worry that Ghana and

Africa for that matter did not have any ideological training and self-sacrifice.

Source : GNA/newsghana.com.gh


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