Tatale & Gushiegu go gay for CPP (Nov 19, 2016)
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) last Thursday, turned two constituencies in the Northern Region upside down with two mammoth rallies, pledging to complete roads that have been left to deteriorate and solve acute water challenges of the constituency.Tatale-Sanguli and Gushiegu went agog as the CPP hopes to make inroads into constituencies in the region that has been the stronghold of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) since 1992.
The first port of call for the party’s campaign in the region was Tatale-Sanguli where a huge crowd had defied the scorching sun to meet the CPP Presidential Candidate, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, when he called on the Paramount Chief of the Tatale Traditional Area, Ubor Gariba Yansorkor.
He told the chiefs and elders of the area that when given the nod, the CPP would within its first year in office complete a major trans-West African road from Bouake in northern Cote d’Ivoire through Tatale, Yendi and Tamale and connect Kara in Togo and other cities in Benin and Nigeria.
In its current state, the 71-kilometre road is dusty and bumpy with cars frequently breaking down on the stretch. Although some parts appear to be under construction, the main sign of work is piles of sand and two pieces of construction equipment filling some portions of the road a few kilometres from the Tatale town.
Mr Greenstreet said the completion of the road would open the area up for more economic activities.
He said the party intended to give support to women in rural communities to take advantage of the numerous opportunities along the agriculture value chain instead of travelling all the way to southern Ghana.
Ubor Yansorkor commended the CPP for a campaign devoid of acrimony and urged the party to continue its campaign in a manner that would keep the country united.
He, however, appealed to the CPP flag bearer who was accompanied by his entire group, including the National Chairman, Prof Edmund Delle; the First National Vice-Chairperson, Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim; the Third Vice-Chairman, Alhaji Ahmadu Tijani, the National Organiser, Mr Emmanuel Ogborjor; and the National Campaign Coordinator, Mr Rashid Alao, not to forget the town’s roads.
“The roads are very important to us. As you can see, they are not in good shape. Don’t forget us when you win,” he added.
All roads led to the rally ground at the community centre where Mr Greenstreet reiterated the need to construct the road, saying it would enhance business opportunities with other West African countries.
Reject NDC & NPP
He did not mince words when he urged the excited supporters to reject a second term for President John Dramani Mahama and reject the NPP Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, because their parties neglected the area and failed to construct the roads.
He pleaded with the electorate to give the CPP a chance to open doors of opportunity, progress, development and hope.
With the crowd already energised, Prof. Delle also urged the electorate to give the CPP a chance to demonstrate to Ghanaians that the CPP was better than its main rivals—the NDC and the NPP.
“Ghanaians should not forget what Nkrumah did for this country and Ivor Kobina Greenstreet is the answer to the problems of this country. He will lead us to economic independence,” he added.