Days Of Party Strongholds Over - PPP Tells NDC, NPP

Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has sent a strong message to the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) that “the days of party strongholds are indeed over.”

“Ghanaians may no longer base their vote on strongholds and tribal sentiments but on policies and principles,” the PPP said.

The PPP, which is poised to take the reins of government come November 7, made this observation during its nationwide tour of the ten (10) regions of the country.

The tour, “Awake and Vote for Change,” which kick-started Friday, April 15th, 2016 in the Ashanti region, took the PPP to Tepa Ahafo Ano.

Led by the party’s National Chairman, Nii-Allotey Brew-Hammond, the team visited communities such as Katapie, Suponsu, Boagyaa 2, Tete Kurom, Kyekyewere, Asushhiaye, Ankasi and Dwaehu all in Tepa Ahafo Ano constituency.

Mr. Brew-Hammond, who was delighted with the reception accorded to the party in the region, noted that the November 7 polls will be determined on the basis of good policies and incorruptible leadership.

“Today the PPP has raised the bar regarding politics in Ghana, succeeding in the last 4 Years to educate the masses on important and critical national issues,” he added.

The PPP’s national chairman also used the occasion to state the party’s policy positions on national issues.

These, he mentioned, include free and compulsory quality education from Kindergarten to the Senior High School (SHS), election of Municipal, Metropolitan and District Chief Executives (MMDCEs), separation of the Attorney General’s office from the Ministry of Justice, employment for all and ending the practice of Members of Parliament (MPs)  serving as cabinet ministers.

Welcoming the PPP to the constituency, the people of Tepa Ahafo Ano North expressed their frustration and anger against the NDC and the NPP.

One after the other, they lamented how both parties had deceived them over the years.

Consequently, they promised to chase out the NDC and the NPP from the town should they attempt to come and campaign.

The PPP further used the occasion to introduce its parliamentary candidate for Ahafo Ano, Mr. Daniel Kyei, who was a former NDC cadre, to the people.

The chiefs and opinion leaders on their part praised Mr. Daniel Kyei for his exemplary leadership.

They recalled with fondness his days as an assembly man and his contribution to the community, and promised to vote massively for him on November 7 to represent the constituency in Parliament.