CPP to elect flagbearer today

CPP to elect flagbearer today

The Convention People’s Party (CPP) goes to the polls to elect a flagbearer forthe  party ahead of the November polls.

About 3000 delegates of the CPP will converge on the Trade Fair Center in Accra to elect a presidential candidate for the party.

The four persons contesting for the position are; former General Secretary; Ivor Greenstreet, three-time flagbearer aspirant; Bright Akewetey, former Chairperson  of the party, Samia Nkrumah and Joseph Agyepong, a businessman.

Party executives say the congress is going ahead despite reports that Onsy Nkrumah, who was disqualified from contesting for not meeting the requirements has secured an injunction to stop it.

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The son of Ghana’s first President Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Onsy is praying the court to reinstate him in the race for the following reasons:

The plaintiff was manhandled and was only lucky that some good Samaritans were around to whisk him away from the hands from the hands of the [CPP] who had planned to block his attempt at filling his nominations forms.

"The plaintiff says he has made several attempts to file his but nomination  either the defendant had caused thugs to block him at the entrance to the party offices or there had been no one at the party office to receive his nomination,” the writ said.

Meanwhile the party’s national chairman Prof. Edmund Delle has allayed fears that there is an injunction on the congress.

 

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