The Convention People’s Party (CPP) has taken its Apam foforↄ (New Testament) campaign tour to Damongo, Bole and Sawla in the West Gonja part of the Northern Region.
The party’s presidential candidate, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet, Chairman and Leader, Prof Edmund Delle, Campaign Strategist Kwabena Bomfeh Jnr, as well as the National Organiser, Emmanuel Kwao Ogborjor were joined in the region by the Regional Steering Committee led by Alhaji Issah Zoro, the regional Chairman.
Apam foforↄ translates into Gonja as Ashem-porpor. Among the Gonjas, it also means renewal of attitude, change and redirection as well as a frank assessment of one’s life or way of doing things.
At Damongo, the team called on the Yagbon Wura Tutumba Boresa I at the Ndewura Jakpa Palace where the flagbearer noted, “we are here with clean hearts and sincere thoughts to engage with our people in the message of ‘kashiƞteng’ which is the truth as we all know in Gonjaland”.
He added that the CPP is for the progress and advancement of all Ghanaians and would therefore not claim any region to be her world bank.
The party’s proverbial world bank, he said, lies in truth, sincerity, honesty, sacrifice, hope, devotion, courage and love for all.
On his part, the Overlord of Yagbon, who spoke through his linguist, welcomed Greenstreet, who is a legal practitioner, and his entourage and thanked them for the respect and courtesy shown.
He invoked the spirits of almighty God and of the Gonja ancestry to be with the delegation wherever they go.
He recalled that the seed of CPP especially in the Northern part of Ghana was sown, watered and nurtured by Gonjas. He assured the CPP high-powered delegation that Yagbon would not forget their historical ties and lead role in the CPP.
At the lorry park in the main Damongo township, where a mini rally was held to introduce the CPP Parliamentary candidate, Mr Greenstreet bemoaned the failure of government to provide employment opportunities for the teeming unemployed youth in the area.
He further slammed government for doing little to improve agriculture in the North.
He challenged the NDC administration to let Ghanaians testify to their stewardship instead of their so-called accounting to the people tour.
“The dams are dry, we see it. Our farming capacities are missing. We are here, we want to work but there are no jobs. So what are they accounting to us?” he quizzed to a thunderous applause from the youth.
From Damongo, the entourage continued their journey to Sawla and Bole where CPP members and the general public received them in their numbers. The campaign trail is expected to hit the Upper West Region.