A flag bearer aspirant of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Bright Akwetey, has stated that it will only take a CPP government to truly improve the Ghanaian economy and better the life of the ordinary Ghanaian, which he said the two major political parties have failed in that regard.
According him corruption had been a major factor in the stagnation of the nation’s development, leaving many Ghanaians impoverished whiles the politicians and other public office holders amassed wealth.
Mr Akwetey said after his 21 years working experience at the Attorney General’s (AG) Department, as a legal practitioner, he knew the damage that corruption had caused to Ghana and would ensure that it was dealt with when given the nod.
Mr. Bright Akwetey who was addressing to some executives of the CPP drawn from 10 constituencies within the northern zone of the Volta region in Hohoe on Tuesday appealed to the delegates to give him the mandate to lead the party to win power in the December 2012 elections. Stating that, “the CPP is the only hope for Ghana and if the CPP do not come back to govern the nation now; we’ll still remain where we are”
He said when given the nod as the flag bearer, he had no doubt that he would steer the affairs of the CPP to win the hearts of many Ghanaians including all “Nkrumahists” to vote the CPP in the 2012 elections, stating that a CPP government under his administration would rely on industrialization to support the economy and therefore would ensure that the industries that late President Osagyefo Dr Nkrumah established were revived to create jobs.
Mr. Vincent Norgbedzi, the Volta regional chairman of the party noted that the CPP have had leadership crisis in the region over the years but said those crisis are over with a new leadership in place. He therefore urged the party supporters’ not to be disappointed because there is hope for the CPP. He also entreated them to work hard and galvanize support for the party at grassroots in order to wrestle power from the National Democratic Congress (NDC).