The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) have gathered at the Trade Fair Centre, La in Accra at its third national convention to introduce Papa Kwesi Nduom as its flag bearer for the 2016 presidential election.
The party is also expected to unveil its manifesto and also use the occasion to introduce its parliamentary candidates to the over 3000 delegates from across the country who have gathered at the ceremony.
The convention is on the theme “Jobs for all through competent and incorruptible leadership”, a cliché the party is adopting to grab power from the ruling NDC to provide the launch pad to start what the party describes as “the move to bring the real change that Ghanaians are yearning for.”
Nii Allotey Brew Hammond, the chairman of the party told the Daily Graphic in an interview that they see Accra as the heartbeat of the nation to spread their campaign message across.
He said:“Accra is the heartbeat of the nation and whatever goes on here will be felt in the nation so that our message can go down to the grass roots effectively.”
He explained that for the PPP, its convention was not a day to elect a candidate but a day for the elected candidate to accept the decision to lead the party and be presented.
Businessman, Nduom is the only person to have filed to lead the party in the upcoming elections and is expected to be massively endorsed by the supporters.