The Convention People’s Party (CPP), has elected officers for 14 regions. The election of regional officers was conducted in a record period of 13 continuous days in all the regions except Volta and Greater Accra.
A statement issued by the party, said the acting Chairperson and Leader of the party, Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim, led a team of national executive members to organise the conferences.
It mentioned other executive officers who were part of the team as National Organiser, Emmanuel K. Ogborjor, National Women’s Organiser, Hajia Aisha Sulley Futa, the acting National Youth Organiser, Basiru Nabila Alhassan and the acting General Secretary, James Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr.
It quoted Mr Bomfeh Jnr as saying that like the sun rising from the East, the party was awake and not going back to sleep anymore until they had interacted with every Ghanaian and convinced them to give their mandate to the CPP.
It said the leadership of the party at all the conferences urged their members to go out in their numbers to vote during the December 17, District Level Elections and Referendum.
The statement said the party leadership tasked their members to vote in favour of the amendment of Article 55 (3) of the 1992 Constitution to allow for the participation of political parties in the election of MMDCEs.
“For the CPP, the election of MMDCEs won’t be enough. We shall move a step further to amend the Constitution in its entirety to give meaning to sincere decentralisation,” it stated
It said a CPP government will make education free and compulsory for all basic students and also make Senior High School (SHS) part of basic education. Tertiary education, it added, would be state sponsored
That, it explained, was because the CPP considered education the key to development emanating from a responsible, responsive and sensitive citizenry.