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General News Sun, 13 Jul 2008

Vote massively for CPP - Prof Akorsah

Tema, July 13, GNA -- Professor Agyemang Badu Akorsah, a leading

member of the Convention People's Party (CPP), has urged Ghanaians to vote for

the party to enable it continue the good works of the late Osagyefo Dr Kwame

Nkrumah, founder of the party. Prof Akorsah, who was addressing party faithful at a primary held at the

Tema West constituency, said "the salvation of this country lies only in the hands

of the CPP". He said when the party is voted into office it would train the youth to be

punctual, patriotic and to love the country through the rebirth of the Young Pioneer

Movement and the Workers' Brigade. Prof Akorsah, who contested the party's flagbearership but lost to Dr

Paa Kwesi Nduom, said the CPP has more records to his credit than any political

party in the country. "All the good things Ghanaians have in their country were initiated by the CPP,"

he said.

During the primary which was attended by 52 out of the 65 delegates, Mr Isaac Kofi Asempa, the 65-year-old Managing Director of Primeworld Engineering

Limited, was declared the parliamentary candidate by popular acclamation. Mr Asempa thanked the delegates and promised to work tirelessly to win

the seat. Dr Abu Sakara, first Vice Chairperson of the CPP, appealed to members

of the party to unite and work towards winning the December election.

Source: GNA