CPP pledges to address water challenges in Northern Region( Nov 22, 2016)
His 21-day tour has taken him to the Greater Accra, Eastern, Western, Brong Ahafo and now the Northern region, where he has been meeting the traditional authorities and also holding rallies.
The party is counting on its impressive crowd at their rallies in some of the constituencies to cause an upset in the region. The CPP presidential candidate considers the Northen Region as one of their strongholds in the past and the party has to recapture it.
Though the Northern Region is big, with tough terrains and sometimes bumpy and dusty roads, Mr Greenstreet expressed the hope that a week of campaigning in the region would unlock the party’s fortunes as it strove to recapture the minds and hearts of the electorate.
Journey in the north
The campaign train has taken Mr Ivor Greenstreet to Mion, Saboba, Tatale, Gushiegu, Tolon, Nanton, Savelugu, North Tamale, Tamale Central, Tamale South and Sagnerigu.
He is set to continue to Bukprugu, Yonyoo, Nareligu, Wawale, Daboya and Yagaba Kubori. He will also tour the Upper East and the Upper West regions before returning to Accra by November 28 for the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) Presidential Encounter.
He has continued with the party’s Apamfoforo (to wit the New Covenant) and the Sankofa change message.
“The people of the Northern Region, having seen eight years of both the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), should see that these two parties have not been able to deliver the kind of changes they should see in their daily lives.”
“It is only the CPP that can bring a new dawn in their lives. It is only the CPP that can bring economic freedom and also utilise the great wealth of the nation’s oil, gas, cocoa, timber, gold and diamond, bauxite, fertile lands, access to water resources in favour of all Ghanaians.
“It is only under the CPP that the divisiveness, vindictiveness and rancour that has characterised the political landscape of the two parties could change and shift to discussions about development, opportunity and light for Ghanaians,” he told the Daily Graphic.
Mr Greenstreet and his entourage, which included the Third Vice-Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Tijani; the National Organiser, Mr Emmanuel Ogborjor and the National Campaign Coordinator, Mr Rashid Alao, put their case before a number of traditional leaders in the region, including the Chief of Nyankpala, Nyankpala Lana Abdulai Yakubu Andani; the Regent of Tolon, Major Yakubu Sulemana (Retd); the Chief of Tamale, Dakpema Naa Alhassan Dawuni; the Paramount Chief of Kanvilli, Naa Mumuni Naporo and the Paramount Chief of Sanerigu