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Politics of Friday, 1 August 2014

Source: Razak Kojo Opoku

Association of Political Parties in Ghana

The Association of Political Parties in Ghana (APPG) is a new organization that is been formed by a group of Registered Political Parties in Ghana with the main purpose of protecting the interest of their very survival on the political landscape of Ghana. The Association believes that the current political system of Ghana needs serious changes and we are ever ready to change that unfriendly system.

The Association would offer constructive ideas as well as political and socio-economic policies that would move Ghana forward to a best destination of sound economic prosperity. The Association would help to hold democracy of Ghana together.

The Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), the Electoral Commission of Ghana, the media and the major political parties such as NDC and NPP does not respect the relevance of the so-called smaller parties, and most at times we are sidelined by these organizations as far as the socio-economic and the practice of multi-democracy in Ghana is concern.

The formation of this association is an opportunity to give recognition and platform to the registered political parties in Ghana who efforts and contributions are not been recognized by the media, IEA and the Electoral Commission of Ghana. The Association shall be a powerful tool for the sponsorship of political parties who are struggling to survive.

The Association in collaboration with donor agencies and non-governmental organizations shall organize Presidential debates for the Presidential Candidates of member Parties.

The Association shall also offer alternative solutions to the political and socio-economic challenges facing Ghanaians. Several press release, conferences, seminars and demonstrations shall be organized by the association to mount pressure on the Government to provide better governance to the good people of Ghana.

The Association of Political Parties in Ghana (APPG) held its first meeting today (31st July 2014) at exactly 2:00pm at the Head Office of Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP) at Citadel House, Kaneshie, Accra. The following Political Parties Representatives were in attendance:

Ø Great Consolidated Popular Party(GCPP)

Ø Democratic People’s Party(DPP)

Ø United Front Party(UFP)

Ø Yes People’s Party(YPP)

Ø New Vision Party(NVP)

Ø Independent People’s Party(IPP)

The meeting was chaired by Dr. Henry Herbert Lartey (Leader & 2012 Presidential Candidate of GCPP) and Mr. Thomas N. Ward-Brew (Founder & Leader of Democratic People’s Party, DPP).

The Chairmen and General Secretaries of the above Political Parties were equally also in attendance.

The Association would like to use this medium to extend an invitation to all Political Parties and Independent Presidential Candidates who have an interest to shape the political landscape of Ghana to join as soon as possible. We believe that there must be change in the 2016 general elections and other subsequent elections, and the association is ready to offer that change to Ghanaians.

The next meeting of the association is on Monday, 4th August 2014 at the Head Office of GCPP at exactly 3:00pm.

For any enquiries you can contact the following persons:

1. Razak Kojo Opoku(General Secretary of UFP)- 0542563033

2. Mr. John Amaka(2012 Vice-Presidential Candidate of GCPP)-0277424277

………..Signed…………….

RAZAK KOJO OPOKU

(Executive Secretary to the Association)

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