Founder and flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is scouting for political parties to help him form a coalition to win the 2016 elections.
He has however, expressed disappointment at the posturing of some political parties he has approached to join forces with his PPP.
In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday, Dr. Nduom explained that for several weeks now, he has been promoting the building of a coalition capable of winning the 2016 elections to form an “inclusive government using the best, competent men and women.”
According to him, although some prominent people have made private and public commitments to support the coalition, the stance of some political parties he approached was “intriguing.”
“What I find intriguing is the stance of some political parties - they ask, "Can you help our party to win the election?" They just don't get it. I am NOT talking about helping anyone to win an election,” he said.
Over the years, there have been calls for the smaller political parties in the country to merge in order to make an impact and challenge the status quo which has seen the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the main opposition, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) dominating Ghana's political landscape.
Although there have been a number of attempts by the Convention People's Party (CPP) and the People's National Convention (PNC), both parties end up contesting the elections with their respective candidates.
Dr. Nduom clarified that his party is not looking to merge with any political party.
He was of the view that "the coalition agenda offers the best approach to forge a formidable partnership to win the 2016 elections and more importantly give Ghanaians a competent administration with a great attitude for solving problems."