The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) is inviting other opposition parties as well as pressure groups to forge a united front to drive the New Patriotic Party out of power, and keep the National Democratic Congress in opposition.
For two decades, general elections have been a two-horse race between the two largest parties – NPP and NDC – with little or no chance for the other parties to form government.
About a week ago, the National Committee of the PPP approved a resolution to work to establish a strong, viable alternative political movement in Ghana, the party announced.
“After careful consideration, the party wishes to invite like-minded progressive political parties and individuals to discuss and reach agreement to forge an alternative to the NPP and the NDC to contest election 2020 and beyond,” the party said in a press conference Monday addressed by its chairman Nii Allotey Brew-Hammond.
The party calls the need for an alternative force as an “urgent matter”.
According to the party, it is only by bringing forces together that the dominance of the NPP and NDC duopoly can be broken.
The party spoke extensively against the winner-takes-all politics practise by the two leading parties whom the PPP said are also implementing the same policies.
It warned that the kind of politics being played by the two will not solve Ghana’s economic challenges to bring about the needed development that would culminate into an improved standard of living for the citizens.
“The National Committee has authorized party leaders to approach other political parties, pressure groups and individuals with the aim of bringing forces together to forge a united front in the shortest possible time,” Nii Brew-Hammond announced.
“It is our considered view that in 2008 and 2016, the NDC and the NPP won the respective elections by default, not because they offered the best policies and people,” he analysed.
By Isaac Essel |3news.com|Ghana