Politics Wed, 20 Jul 2005

CPP, PNC To Field One Candidate For Odododiodoo

The Convention People?s Party (CPP) and the People?s National Convention (PNC) will present a common candidate for the Odododiodoo by-election.

The candidate which will be selected by the CPP will be supported by the PNC.Prof Nii Noi Dowuona,Chairman of the CPP who disclosed this in an interview,said the party had formed a five-man committee to draw up a programme of action for the by-election.

He said the committee would be supported by the Central Committee of the party in the implementation of the programme.

He said the committee would very soon announce the date for the filing of nomination and the campaign strategy. When reached for his reaction,Mr E.Pwamang, General Secretary of PNC confirmed the story and said it was a practical meaning to the unity talks between the two parties.

The seat became vacant after the death of Samuel Ayikwei Mankatah,NDC Member of Parliament(MP)for the area,at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital on July 4, 2005.

Subsequently, the Electoral Commission (EC) set Tuesday, August 30,2005 as the polling day for the by-election

Source: GNA