The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has stated that it is open to merger with other political parties to forge an “alternative” to the governing New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Addressing a news conference in Accra, the PPP’s National Chairman, Dr. Allottey Brew-Hammond said the party was open to “alliance, merger and any joint action” that would break the duopoly being enjoyed by the NPP and the NDC.
“The National Committee approved a resolution to work to establish a strong viable alternative political movement in Ghana. After careful consideration, the party wishes to invite like-minded progressive political parties and individuals to discuss and reach agreements to forge an alternative to the NPP and the NDC to contest election 2020 and beyond,” he said.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP) prior to the December 2016 polls following the temporal disqualification of the presidential nominee of the PPP and the other Nkrumaist parties appealed to them to join forces ahead of the polls.
The CPP’s National Chairman Professor Edmund Delle revealed then that the CPP had already commenced talks with the PPP and the rest—unfortunately the talks hit a snag.
The PPP’s recent appeal, however, gives Prof. Delle’s call another life-line.