Hajia Hamdatu Ibrahim Haruna, the Acting Chairperson of the Convention Peoples’ Party (CPP), has stated that the party would target strategic seats across the country in Election 2020 to ensure it wins those seats.
She explained that “it is now time for the party to change its electoral strategies of focusing on every seat in the elections to selecting specific seats and work towards winning it.”
Hajia Hamdatu Haruna, who is among three personalities who have picked nomination forms to contest for the CPP National Chairmanship slot, insisted that the party was not a one man party.
“The CPP is the only party that can lead the country on to the path of progress and development and make positive impact on the citizenry, high filing fees being charged is another form of funds mobilisation to finance activities, amount involved shows how serious and important the position is to the party. There is an opportunity for contestants to market themselves for sponsors for the National Delegates Congress on March 27 and 28.
Hajia Hamdatu Haruna noted that she was confident of winning the upcoming congress since she was a grassroots person, adding, “my track record will win the election for me since I am the ladder that bridges gap between the elderly and young people in the party and that she will ensure the party emerges victorious on December 7, if I win the chairperson position again.
She was elected as the National Women’s Organiser in 2007 and in 2011 she lost the position and was offered a position as a member of the National Executive Council due to her unwavering commitment and dedication to the party.
In the same year Hajia Hamdatu Haruna was also appointed the National Women’s Organiser again after the resignation of the then National Women Organiser to join the Progressive Peoples’ Party (PPP) and in 2015 she was elected as the First Vice Chairperson of the party and in 2019 she was named the Acting National Chairman.
The CPP National Delegates Congress is slated tentatively for March 27 and 28 at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region and nominations, which were opened from February 6 is expected to end on Friday February 28, and nominations forms pegged at GH¢2,000.00,
According to the CPP Congress timetable, prior to the congress, a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting would be held on March 27 in Kumasi which will elect the National Chairperson, National Vice Chairpersons, General Secretary, National Treasurer, National Organiser, and National Women’s Organiser.
Other leading members who have picked nomination forms at the close of business on Wednesday, February 19 were Kweku Quansah, an Architect and Mrs Araba Bentsi Enchill, all three for the chairmanship.
John B. Daniels, Acting Deputy General Secretary has picked forms to contest for the Vice Chairmanship slot while Ebenezer Agbenya, a teacher and Nana Yaa Jantuah have picked forms for the General Secretary position.
Moses Yirimambo Ambing and Rashid Alao have picked forms to contest for National Organiser, while Nabila Basiru and Osei Kofi Acquah has picked forms to contest for National Youth Organiser and Hajia Aisha Futa and Rose Tenadu both picked forms to contest for the National Women Organiser slot. -GNA