Presidential Candidate of the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Kobina Greenstreet on Saturday, October 29 was not charitable to the two major political parties at the 2016 manifesto launch of the party.
Addressing CPP dignitaries at the Ghana Academy of Arts and Sciences in Accra, Mr Greenstreet said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have been so full of lies that ‘liars’ will be an understatement in describing them. He said the two parties have engaged in continuous lies that the appropriate word for them is ‘mendacity’. “The NPP and the NDC are mendacious,” he minced no words.
He said the two parties’ robbery of Ghana in the last 24 years of benefits from its natural resources makes them “nothing short than pirates”. “[Our manifesto will] will redeem us of 24 years of piracy,” he stated.
An astute legal practitioner, Mr Greenstreet will lead the Nkrumaist party in the 2016 general elections. He said the manifesto of party for the December 7 elections promises “hope, justice and opportunity for the future”. He said between 2010 and 2015, Ghana lost about $6 billion from its oil revenue because of the hybrid system law put in place by government.
“We will repeal that law,” he assured, announcing that a national sharing formula will be adopted by the CPP when it regains power.
“With the additional $6 billion, we would have [had] no need for loans, loans, loans.” GMOs, EPAs to be rejected! He said the party would fight to restore the dignity of the country as the vision of its founder, Dr Kwame Nkrumah, has been scuttled by the NPP and the NDC. He said genetically modified organisms (GMOs), which is at the center of a bill in Parliament, will be rejected outright if the CPP comes to power.
“We reject Economic Partnership Agreements,” he added, pointing out that the issue will be fought at the subregional level.
“We shall stand by Nigeria that we work out these things at the level of Ecowas.” Mr Greenstreet punctuated his address with songs, some of which are from Bob Nesta Marley’s ‘Redemption Song’ and the Methodist Church hymn book.
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