The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has elected its parliamentary candidate to contest for the Talensi Constituency of the Upper East Region in the forthcoming election.
Clinton Nambuligyin Bukari, a 36-year-old electrical engineer and tutor at the Zamse Secondary Technical School, was endorsed by all 130 delegates by popular acclamation.
Mr. Bukari commended the delegates for the confidence reposed in him and pledged to work hard to ensure that the party wins both the parliamentary and presidential elections in the area.
He said both the leaderships of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP), had failed Ghanaians and stressed that it was only the CPP that would alleviate the plight of Ghanaians.
“CPP as a socialist party believes in self-empowerment and will never kowtow to the IMF for loans, knowing the negative consequences it will bring to the economy. CPP will exploit other possible means such as the natural resources,” he said.
The parliamentary aspirant also appealed to Ghanaians to vote for the flag-bearer of the CPP, Mr Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, who he described as one endowed with the Nkrumahist vision and had the welfare of the people at heart.
On development of the Talensi Constituency, the aspirant expressed worry about the lack of support for brilliant but needy students saying he would establish a community development fund to cater for the needs of such students.
“I will also lobby with other development partners and the assembly to ensure that the youth are empowered and given the needed support to go into dry season farming,” he said.
Alhaji Baba Hussaini Ibrahim, the Regional Chairman of the CPP, said the aspirant was a hardworking man and had contributed a lot to the development of the area and urged the delegates and supporters of the party to support him win the seat.
The election which was conducted by the Electoral Commission was attended by the regional and constituency executives of the party including the party’s delegates and supporters.