‘We were logistically and financially handicapped’ – Odike

2012 Presidential Candidate for the United Front Party (UFP) Akwasi ‘Odike’ Addai has attributed the reason why the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) seem to overshadow the other political parties to problems which are largely to do with logistics and finance.

According to him, these relatively small parties are “almost always logistically and financially handicapped.”

Speaking on TV 3’s 7GMT, the private businessman disclosed that deepening the multi-party democracy is the reason why parties come on board to contest elections in Ghana irrespective of the huge presence of the NDC and the NPP.

“We need to also consolidate multi-party democracy,” he told Nana Aba Anamoah.

He said the UFP will not join any political party but will go back to the “drawing board” in order to make a return in the next presidential elections.

“We have studied the terrain and we know our shortfalls so we are going back to the drawing board and make amends and bounce back into the next elections,” he said, adding that the party was financed partly by sympathizers and partly from his own pocket.     

Odike placed eighth in the presidential elections after polling 8,877 votes, which represented 0.08 per cent.

The total percentage of the two major parties was 98.44.

Source: 3news.com|Ghana

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