7 November 2012

Ghana: Dormaa Paramount Chief Endorses CPP Running Mate

The Paramount Chief of the Dormaa Traditional Area has endorsed the running mate of the Convention People's Party (CPP), describing her as the best vice presidential candidate to support Dr Abu Sakara with his vision to transform Ghana.

Osagyefo Agyemang Badu II believes the CPP presidential ticket was worth giving the nod come the December 7 elections.

He made these remarks when the flagbearer of the CPP, Dr. Abu Sakara, and his running mate, Nana Akosua Frimponmaa Sarpong Kumankumah, called on him at his palace in Dormaa. Osagyeo Agyemang Badu noted that it would be wrong for anyone to criticise a chief for doing politics.

According to him, the 1992 Constitution of Ghana does not bar chiefs from doing politics, but rather from taking part in active partisan politics.

He expressed his gratitude to the CPP flagbearer for choosing a running mate who hails from the region, and more especially, a credible traditional ruler from his kingdom.

He congratulated Nana Akosua Frimponmaa on her nomination and subsequent selection as the running mate to the flagbearer of the Convention People's Party.

Osagyefo politely instructed all his sub-chiefs to vote for the CPP, since one of their own had been chosen to what he described as a respectable position.

Nana Akosua Frimponmaa Sarpong Kumankumah, who was the Gyantoahemaa for the Dormaa Traditional area until her selection as the CPP flagbearer's running mate, thanked the Chief, his elders, and the people of Dormaa for the support they had given since her selection.

She indicated that had it not been the Constitution, which does not permit traditional rulers to take part in active partisan politics, she would not have abdicated the stool she was occupying.

Nana Akosua Frimponmaa was grateful the people of Dormaa that they accepted her decision in good faith, saying she was of the firm belief that a CPP administration, led by Dr. Sakara, would not neglect traditional rulers, as has been the case in the past thirty years.

Dr. Abu Sakara, on his part, urged the Chief and his elders to continue to pray for abundant peace ahead of the December elections.

He stated that the CPP would not do anything to destabilise the current peace and tranquility the country was enjoying.

Dr. Sakara promised the Chief and his elders that the CPP would complete the unfinished agenda of our forefathers of achieving economic emancipation for our country if voted into office to govern, come January 2013.

The CPP flagbearer and his running mate were accompanied by his wife, Mrs. Lily Sakara, 2nd National Vice Chairperson, Rodaline Imoru Ayana, the National Women's Organiser, Hajia Hamdatu Haruna, National Youth Organiser Kadri Abdul Rauf, presidential spokesperson Kwame Jantuah, including some members of the campaign team.

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