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PPP Ready To Form A United Force Against Akufo-Addo's Gov't

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13 March, 2017

Nii Allotey Brew Hammond

 

The National Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party [PPP] Nii Allotey Brew Hammond has inidicated their preparedness to merge with other political parties, pressure groups and individuals to form a major political force in the country.

The party’s motive to form such a movement is to hold the ruling government led by President Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and his Vice, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia accountable for their promises made to Ghanaians before the 2016 elections.

At a press conference held in Accra, Mr Brew-Hammond noted that it is by coming together that the NPP and NDC’s “duopoly” can be ended.

“We want a united front of like-minded people who can come together to offer the kind of change the people can feel after elections. What has happened since the 2016 elections tells us that Ghanaians stand the real chance of being disappointed once again, so we do not want to wait until election time to start pulling that like-minded forces to them.”

“We want change that would raise the standard of living for the average Ghanaian; we do not want fancy ideas or promises, we don’t care for the repeating of campaign slogans. We believe that only an alternative moment will make this happen, so once again after careful consideration the party wishes to invite like-minded forces to come together to forge a united front…“PPP believes it is only by bringing forces together that the dominance of NPP and NDC duopoly can be broken,” he added.

An alternative third force, is necessary because, the PPP believes results of the previous elections showed Ghanaians voted for the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) not because of their policies, but because there is no third political force.

The PPP’s National Chairman also expressed disquiet over some changes announced by the current government, especially regarding the introduction of the free senior high school initiative; few months after winning the elections.

“They promised to start the free education in September this year only to come and tell us the scheme is for only first year students. Also we want to know what has happened to our one district, one factory promise,” he said.

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