Change has Come Akpaloo's Independent People's Party changes name to LPG

In a release issued on Wednesday March 1, 2017, he revealed that the core mandate of the party is putting people’s lives first through technology.

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The Independent People’s Party (IPP), wished to be called the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Mr Kofi Akpaloo who founded the party has stated in a statement.

In a release issued on Wednesday March 1, 2017, he revealed that the core mandate of the party is putting people’s lives first through technology.

READ MORE: IPP endorses Nana Addo

The now defunct IPP it would be recalled, was unable to partake in December 7, 2016 elections because its candidate Kofi Percival Akpaloo was disqualified because the number of subscribers to his forms did not meet the EC’s requirements, whilst three subscribers supported the nomination of another candidate in breach of the Commission’s regulations.

The EC also indicated that, cross subscribers on his forms had different signatures on the nomination forms raising questions as to the legitimacy of the signatures.

READ ALSO: EC rejects IPP's parliamentary filing fees

Due to his disqualification, he however, declared his support for the presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo for the December elections.

According to him, "Though we are a new party, if you give us the opportunity we will be able to transform Ghana but we don’t want to shelve those ideas."

Read related: Odike withdraws; declares support for Nana Addo

He said "As a party, when it comes to job creation we believe we have fantastic ideas and also putting money into people’s pocket with child benefits and unemployment benefits. So we decided to speak to the political parties and one party gave us the opportunity to help them and [and in return] they will implement this idea."

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