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The NDC MP for Adenta, Hon. Kojo Adu-Asare has described the Progressive People Party (PPP) as not having any strong base at the grass-roots level and only interested in engaging in media politics.

To him, the PPP is no threat to the electoral fortunes of the NDC as a political party for one to worry about.

The Adenta MP was reacting to comments by Ishmael Kwesi Longdon, a member of the PPP’s Communication Team on Peace FM’s flagship programme ‘Kokrokoo’.

The PPP activist had earlier stated on the same platform that the ruling party should concern itself with addressing the needs of Ghanaians and improve on bettering the lot of the masses instead of slugging it out with the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) over who owns a campaign slogan.

After quibbling ceaselessly over a litany of issues not excluding the payment of judgment debts, the two frontline political parties are set for a collision course over who owns the rights of a slogan.

Whiles the NDC claims “People Matter, You Matter” belong to them based on the social democratic credentials of the party, the NPP insists the slogan is their bonafide property and has for a year now been the title of their 2012 Manifesto, chosen after personal interactions held with the suffering masses.

Speaking to the issue on “Kokrokoo”, Kwesi Longdon said Ghanaians are simply fed up with the constant back-and-forth between the NDC and the NPP, and the country impatiently expects some positive transformation in the political arena with the PPP, the next perfect choice to bring about that needed revolution.

But in a sharp riposte, the NDC MP scoffed at the portrayal of Dr Nduom’s PPP as a credible third force in Ghanaian politics. According to him, the PPP will always struggle for recognition alongside the two dominant political parties; the NDC and NPP.

Contributing to discussions on the programme, the Adenta MP said he doubts whether Ghanaians will settle for just any party and therefore does not consider the PPP as making any meaningful impact in the December electoral polls.

“…let me be candid, I don’t think the PPP is a party that anybody should worry about because they are not on the ground. They are simply engaged in media politics. With my little experience in politics, NDC will pull through the 2012 elections and it will be proof of my assertions…Most often when they (PPP) even talk, we don’t want to respond because we know what will transpire in the end. In 2008, when Dr. Paa Kwesi Nduom was flagbearer of the CPP, he harped on about having registered 1million card-bearing members, but when the electoral results trickled in, what did we see?…PPP is nowhere on the ground. Granted that they have the right to also comment (on issues) as Ghanaians and we will take it in good faith, but to present themselves as being credible with the aim of making any impact in Ghanaian politics, I don’t see it happening. Mark my words!...It is not about eloquence at IEA or clarity of diction, and so we beg them to keep quiet...,” Hon Adu Asare said.
Source: Rebecca Addo-Tetteh/Peacefmonline.com/Ghana

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