GHANA IS BETTER OFF UNDER ONE PARTY STATE-CPP Man
5/7/2012 11:42:48 PM -
A leading member of the Convention People's Party (CPP) Kosi Dede says Ghana will be better off becoming a one party state.
According to him, the multi-party democracy being practiced by Ghana currently is dividing the country along ethnic and party lines, which does not augur well for the unity of the country.
Speaking on Radio XYZ 93.1 FM's current affairs programme, The Analyst, on Saturday, Mr. Dede said the unity of the country is at stake if the current political system is not reviewed.
'Does democracy necessarily mean multiparty democracy? Look at the ethnic tensions that are beginning to brew here in Ghana. These are some the things the CPP foresaw many years ago.'
He averred that democracy can still thrive in a single party system; a system, he believes would reduce the acrimony that has plagued Ghana's political scene in recent years.
'If multiparty democracy is going to lead to the disintegration of this country, would that be a plus or a minus?' he asked.
Mr. Dede said the use of tribal sentiments for political gains in the current multiparty system is the bane of many African countries and Ghana should not allow such a phenomenon to drive the country to the brink of anarchy.