THE CONVENTION People's Party (CPP) has promised every household in the country free chicken if the party wins the upcoming general elections.
The party's Subin Constituency Youth Organizer, Abdul Rahman made the promise Saturday in an interview with DAILY GUIDE in Kumasi at the Heroes Park, Baba Yara Stadium.
Making the promise which some political pundits would certainly describe as unachievable, he said his party had secretly made plans to distribute chicken to millions of Ghanaians.
But when pushed to the wall, Mr. Rahman refused to mention how the CPP would raise enough funding to embark on this ambitious drive which has never been heard of in Ghana's politics.
Insisting that his party would be able to keep its promise, the CPP Subin youth organizer noted the party did not have the cockerel as its symbol for nothing.
Asked whether the CPP had a big poultry farm somewhere that would supply the millions of chickens needed for the distribution exercise, Mr. Rahman said 'when the time comes we shall all see.'
He said what the CPP needed now was for the electorate to give the party its mandate to steer the affairs of the state in 2013, stressing that 'as for the chicken we shall surely distribute them to the people after we have won the polls.'
The party he said had knowledgeable people to help lead Ghana from its current state of hopelessness to one of affluence adding the CPP had in the past proved that it was capable of leading the country to the Promise Land, citing the good work of Ghana's first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah to support his claim.
He recounted that Dr. Nkrumah's regime was able to transform Ghana when the Europeans left the country, arguing that no government could match his achievements.
Abdul Rahman implored the electorate to vote massively for CPP flag bearer, Dr. Abu Sakara in the December elections, insisting he was far better than his all his opponents combined.
He said when voted into power, Dr. Sakara would bring back the exemplary and vision-oriented leadership skills displayed by Dr. Nkrumah which once helped propel Ghana to the top.
He warned politicians to refrain from making statements that could trigger war and rather campaign based on ideas and policies to ensure the polls were held in a peaceful atmosphere.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi