A leading Member of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Bright Akwetey, has urged the delegates of the party’s forthcoming congress to elect him as the flag bearer of the party to enable him to secure a resounding victory and form the next government.
He pledged that he would lead the party with integrity, represent the interest of the CPP and not use the party’s platform for self-aggrandisement.
“I will commit myself and work assiduously to promote the interest aimed at securing victory for the CPP to form the next government in 2021 and bring relief to the majority of the people,” he said.
Mr Akwetey, a renowned lawyer who is contesting the CPP flagbearership for the fourth time, stated this in an interview after he presented his nomination forms at the party’s headquarters together with the nomination fee.
“The CPP has been weakened systematically and continuously by the frailty in leadership where those who have led the party have subsumed our objectives under the whims of other political parties,” he said, and added that many leaders put their interest over the collective interest of the people they intended to serve.
He urged the delegates to consider him as the candidate who would be committed to service for the party and country, merit before money and would put the youth ahead in all that the party would engage in.
He further urged the delegates to shun the style of politics by both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) that had not helped the nation.
“Under a CPP administration, the youth will be given opportunities to realise their full potential to assist in lifting the country out of the woods,” he said.
“The CPP is coming to power to build a strong and progressive society in which people will have decent accommodation, free and quality education from primary school through to secondary to the tertiary institutions,” he said.
He alleged that in recent times the various presidential candidates that the party had voted for at its congresses had not fought to represent the interest of the party, win the elections and form a CPP government but had been working in the shadows of either the NPP or NDC.
He urged the delegates to look for materials worth going to Parliament and represent the views and aspirants as well as defend the interest of the ordinary Ghanaian and ensure that they would put Ghana first.
Mr Akwetey said his vision, which was derived from the Seven-Year Development Plan by Dr Kwame Nkrumah, was to establish in Ghana a strong and progressive society in which no one would have any anxiety about the basic means of life, about work, food and shelter.
He said he would want to see a Ghana where poverty and illiteracy no longer existed and disease was brought under control and where the educational facilities would provide all the children of the country with the best opportunities for the development of their potential.