Politics of Saturday, 17 November 2018
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has announced it is seeking a strategic partner to go into the 2020 general elections with.
According to the party, it is particularly interested in partnering a party with policies that will enhance the development of Ghana.
Delivering a solidarity message at the National Democratic Congress National Delegates’ Congress Saturday at the Trade Fair Centre in Accra, National Secretary of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Murtala Mohammed Ahmed, noted the development of the country requires a collective effort.
He thus and called for more collaborations among all the political parties regardless of their varying philosophies.
“The PPP is ready for a strategic partnership in the 2020 elections; a strategic partnership in policy, in policy direction and parliamentary collaborations. This general appeal is to all political parties that can reach an amicable understanding with us before 2020 elections,” he said.
The Secretary noted that opposition parties, irrespective of how big or large, have something in common “and that is we are all in opposition.”
He observed internal bickering that have characterised political parties over the years is long overdue and Ghanaians are tired.
“I think Ghanaians are tired of internal bickering and wrangling. I’m not against dissent that is very necessary especially as social democratic party like yours. However, your unity is paramount; it is very important that you come out of this congress united.
He wished the NDC a successful congress, noting that the people of Ghana are watching and counting on the NDC hence”you [NDC] cannot afford to disgrace yourselves”.
“The outcome of this election and that of the presidential one in December will determine largely the out of the 2020 elections.
Meanwhile, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is calling for “a healthy relationship” between political parties in the country, especially the NPP and the National Democratic Congress, which have governed the country since the fourth republic.