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The only independent presidential candidate who took part in the 2012 elections, Jecob Osei Yeboah, has said he is joining forces with Sakara Foster, who recently resigned from the Convention People’s Party (CPP), to run as an independent candidate.

Mr Yeboah’s spokesperson, Enock Egyir, confirmed his boss’ decision to Class News on Saturday January 9.

The details of the partnership are sketchy, but ClassFMonline.com has learnt that it will be an alliance.

The two politicians, according to our sources, do not intend forming a new party, but rather running as independents.

They are yet to meet to decide which one of them becomes the flagbearer. The other will automatically become the running mate.

The 2012 CPP presidential candidate announced his resignation from the party on January 5 saying: “I wish to announce to my fellow compatriots that I will contest as an independent Presidential Candidate in the 2016 general election.”

“The purpose will be to provide a more focused national interest platform on which we can truly build national consensus around the key issues that will really transform our nation for the good of all of us.

“My candidacy will galvanise momentum for real fundamental change in our approach to the many challenges that continue to hold us back from realising our true potential and vision as a nation and as Africans,” Dr. Sakara said.

He added that: “It is my fervent hope and conviction that my independent candidacy will provide the pivot around which many well-meaning Ghanaians from across the political spectrum can mobilise their heartfelt desire for an alternative to the NPP and NDC.”

“A focus on a well-defined national interest platform will provide the mechanism needed to build momentum for a paradigm shift to overcome the polarised political dialogue that has divided our nation.

“The dominance of this duopoly has made our democracy stagnant and unresponsive to the many calls for real fundamental change in legislation, accountability and equity in governance. The winner-takes-all syndrome has held our politics to ransom.

“There must be a credible political response to the cries of many frustrated Ghanaians for real change. That frustration is greater because of the fading hope that smaller political parties can ever join together in the face of electoral annihilation.

“The stagnation in our democracy demands a different, innovative and bold course of action to achieve the desired change we seek. For the moment the traditional route of political parties will only produce more of the same, lone and weak voices in the wilderness of self-righteousness,” he said.
Source: classfmonline.com

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