The National Chairman of the Progressive People’s Party, PPP, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond, has expressed the readiness of his party to hold the government of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo accountable for his many campaign promises.
To this end, Brew Hammond said the PPP was ready to merge forces with other political parties, pressure groups and individuals to form a major political force in the country.
According to him, such a political force is needed to hold the government accountable and make it carry out all that was promised Ghanaians before the 2016 elections.
The PPP chairman stated this at a press conference on Monday in Accra, insisting 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 movement 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.
“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.”
Brew Hammond also expressed disappointment with the promised free senior high school education.
“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.