Founder and leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG),Kofi Akpaloo has accused both the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) for failing to come to grips with the development needs of the people, particularly the underprivileged.
Speaking with Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Accra-based Original TV, He said the country has had a proliferation of political parties since 1992 but only two of these parties – the NDC and NPP – have won political power to manage the affairs of this nation.
However, many Ghanaians have lost hope for a better future as both parties could not escape the perception of being corrupt.
He expressed worry that both NDC and NPP were on a collision course, given their intransigent positions on the electoral process together with threats of political vendetta against each other.
Kofi Akpaloo noted that the peace and stability of the country were accordingly being threatened due to the attitude of these political parties. In this context, the leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana stated that what most people, especially the youth, were looking for was a viable alternative to the two political protagonists.
According to Kofi Akpaloo, the LPG provides the platform for such ‘like-minded’ people to influence the political direction of this country in a positive manner.
He said the LPG brings to Ghanaians a new face and style in the political life of the country through commitment to the democratic ideas of freedom, social justice, transparency and accountability in governance.
The LPG flag bearer advocated for constructive opposition when not in government, and focusing on issues, principles and policies whilst avoiding insults, abuses, pettiness, violence, threats and political vendetta to move the country forward.
He also appealed to Ghanaians not to allow politics to divide them but consider themselves as one people with a common destiny.
He disclosed that a platform was being provided for Ghanaians from all walks of life, particularly the youth, to participate in the provision of a paradigm shift in the political life and economic development agenda, which would help move the country forward.
He noted that Ghana needed to move in unity and faster than it is currently moving hence all must join hands to achieve a common goal of development.
Source:Richard Obeng Bediako ll Metrotvonline.com ll Ghana