Give PPP Chance To solve Nation's Woes - Nduom Appeals To electorate
6/15/2012 4:30:21 PM -
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom - PPP flag-bearer The Progressive People’s Party has challenged the Ghanaian electorate to give it the chance to solve the myriad of problems confronting the nation.
It said though the PPP appreciated the work done by the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party, their best was not good enough to deserve another mandate to be in charge of the destiny of the nation.
The party’s flag-bearer for the December polls, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, pointed out that the two political parties, put together, had been in charge of the governance of the nation over the last three decades but their best was not good enough and, therefore, called on the electorate to show them the exit and vote the PPP for an effective leadership.
In an interview with graphic.com.gh, Dr Nduom said Ghanaians must vote PPP to provide free but compulsory education from kindergarten to senior high school and halt preventable diseases such as malaria and cholera. He also said the PPP had the blue print to solve the huge unemployment problems currently facing the country.
Through prudent management of resources and placing priorities right, Dr Nduom promised that funding the various initiatives was achievable.
He said Ghanaians were truly tired of their conditions of living: They don’t see anything good from the horizon that will improve their living standards.
According to Dr Nduom, some Ghanaians also say that politicians are liars; they just want your vote and after that, forget about you.
He blamed the NDC and the NPP for this sordid state of affairs because many people said they would not vote because after voting nothing new happened in their lives.
This, he said, had led to the trend where some people, for instance, would even say that “without electricity, there will be no vote”
He said because the two, so-called, dominant political powers have failed to connect positively with the people, there was a big opportunity for the PPP in the coming elections.
But he admitted, “we know that they would not automatically say that they would vote for the PPP. Our party needs to work very hard to connect with the people, win their trust and confidence in order to win their votes.”
He said the PPP was adopting a campaign strategy that would link the party up to the Ghanaian electorate directly.
“That is why we took our national campaign to Elimina in the Central region.”
Big rallies in the urban centres won’t help us. We are, therefore, concentrating efforts by going to the market people and lorry parks so that when we see people’s expression, we can count on it as genuine.
We are trying to engage with the people. We want a chance to explain why they should join us and vote for the PPP, he said.