NDC hijacking Nkrumah's name for campaign--Greenstreet (Nov 10, 2016)
The Flag bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, has jabbed the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for trying to hijack the name of the Founder of its party, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, for its campaign.He has insisted that the ruling party will only remain a replica of an Nkrumaist party saying, “The NDC is saying it is an Nkrumah party. I want to tell you today there is only one Nkrumah party in Ghana and that is the CPP.”
“If the NDC comes to tell you that they are for Kwame Nkrumah, I want to tell you that they are a replica. When you buy something that is a replica, it will spoil within a short time,” he said at Ehiemankyene in the Fanteakwa South Constituency on his second day of campaigning in the Eastern Region.
According to him, the NDC wants to take over the name of Nkrumah because of the former President’s great job which created several industries in Tema and other parts of the country to provide employment for the people.
“As at now, the NDC, which is claiming to be Kwame Nkrumah’s party, has signed an economic partnership agreement and that agreement will always make sure that we are slaves in our country. It is only the CPP which can rescue all Ghanaians come December 2016. The New Patriotic Party (NPP), just like the NDC, has been selling all our enterprises. The NPP sold Vodafone and the NDC sold Ashanti Goldfield.
“All they have done is to sell our enterprises so ‘Arise For Change’ is never change for you. ‘Arise for Change’ cannot take you anywhere. Come December 2016, give your vote to the CPP,” he appealed.
He promised to transform the market into a major gari distribution centre in the region and accused the NDC of failing to provide a decent market for the community, a reason for which the market was not captured in the Green Book, which has become the symbol of achievements of the government.
Disability, not inability
The First National Vice-Chairperson of the party, Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim, also made a case for the CPP election, insisting that it is the only party that had plans to ensure that the nation’s resources benefit all, and not a few.
She re-emphasised her call in all the constituencies visited earlier in the Greater Accra and Eastern regions that Mr Greenstreet’s confinement to a wheelchair was not an impediment to leading the country to greater economic success.
The parliamentary candidate for the area, Mr Isaac K. Tettey, told the Daily Graphic that his priorities would include transforming the market which got muddy in the rainy season, improving sporting facilities in schools in the constituency and creating a football team to harness the talents in the area.