The question of who gets to lead the Convention People’s Party (CPP) in the 2012 General Elections will be known in a matter of hours as the party goes to congress at the Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi in the Western Region.
Two leading members of the CPP are contesting for the position of flag bearer; the 2008 vice presidential candidate of the party, Dr Abu Sakara Foster, an economist, and an Accra-based Lawyer and former presidential aspirant, Mr Emmanuel Bright Akwetey.
Some 2,600 delegates, who will decide the fate of the two contestants at the congress, are already at the Essipong Stadium which is decked with party paraphernalia.
The one-day congress, on the theme:“Ghana Must Work Again . . . Yabre!!!” will however be without the familiar image of Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, the party’s 2008 Presidential candidate, who has resigned and formed his own party.
The CPP congress, was postponed a couple of times with party officials attributing it to reorganisation at the grass root level of the party, and national programmes including the just completed Biometric Voters Registration exercise.
This is the third time the party has settled on a date for its national congress. The first was March 31 and April 29, 2012.
Meanwhile, reports say all accreditation issues have been dealt with and currently, the National Executive Committee (NEC) is meeting to pass key resolutions and agree on crucial strategies to prosecute election 2012 as well as to increase the party’s representation in Parliament, before the Congress proper starts at midday.
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