Bright Akwetey raising money for CPP

Mr Bright O. Akwetey aspiring presidential candidate of the Convention Peoples Party (CPP) says he collaborating with some well-meaning supporters to raise funds for the party.

He told Ghana News Agency in Accra on Sunday that the fund raising activities taking place both at home and abroad is to mobilise resources to improve upon the party's internal structures.

This, he noted, would help to make the party more appealing to the citizenry, especially the youth.

Mr Akwetey appealed to activists and supporters of the party, who had become dormant towards CPP's activities and programmes due to varied reasons, to come on board to help to rebuild it to win Election 2016.

He said the CPP needs a pragmatic flag bearer to team up with party leaders under the chairmanship of Professor Edmund N. Delle to bolster its fortunes in Elections 2016.

“CPP needs a flag bearer, who is committed, forward-looking, disciplined, credible, and capable of radically transforming the current fragile party structures into formidable, well-tuned election machinery,” he said.

Mr Akwetey said the CPP needs: “A flag bearer with the capability to remove the credibility gap created in the media, through acts of omission and commission by some leading members of the party in recent times and also help build a united, strong, vibrant and attractive party.”

Mr. Akwetey, a former Chief State Attorney at the Attorney General’s Department, called on true members of the CPP to step forward to take up the challenge for contesting parliamentary seats in the various constituencies to ensure a massive electoral shift to the CPP.

He expressed optimism that his candidature offers a window of hope for many party faithful, who have for some time now recoiled from participating in activities of the CPP to rescind their decision.

“My Candidature is a good omen and a golden opportunity for all Nkrumaist to return to the mainstream and join hands together with him and the leadership at all levels to build a more disciplined party not based on individualistic ego.

“CPP is bigger than all its members…it will never succumb to any personality…the party is supreme with hopes of recovering the lost decades for the social transformation of Ghana,” Mr Akwetey stated.

The former Assistant Special Public Prosecutor said Ghana needs the CPP for the recovery of the nation’s eroded sovereignty and economy.

“Ghana needs a massive psychological transformation and sustained efforts, directed at decolonising the minds of leadership in all spheres of the national development agenda in a determined effort to create a united and prosperous Ghana.

“It is even more pressing now than ever to operationalize the three-pillars of Nkrumaism ‘Self Determination, Social Justice and Pan- Africanism’ it is imperative now than ever before to demonstrate in clearest terms that after all the Black man is capable of managing his own affairs, this I stand for,” Mr Akwetey stated.

He therefore called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to join the CPP for the socio-economic transformation of the country.

The CPP has tentatively fixed January ending for its flag bearership elections in which four leading members have declared their intentions to contest.