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Politics of Saturday, 27 February 2016

Source: Class FM

JOY calls for grand coalition

Former independent presidential candidate Joseph Osei Yeboah (JOY) has called on the minor political parties to join forces in a grand coalition to win power in the November polls.

This, in his view, is a better option than the winner-takes-all stance of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the biggest opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).

Speaking on the Executive Breakfast Show (EBS) on Class 91.3FM Friday February 26, Mr Osei Yeboah told host Ekow Mensah-Shalders: “We are trying to create a national interest whereby we are actually looking for coalition.”

“Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom has also come to suggest same … because that is what Ghana needs. We have left Dr Abu Sakara alone. We are talking in such a way that we will come out with a coalition that will represent the national interest…it is about people that will be coming on that platform and then we will launch ourselves.

“That is the better option for Ghana rather than the winner-takes-all attitude of the NPP and the NDC that we have suffered all this while.

He said the coalition “is now in touch with all the minor political parties and, in fact, if even NDC or NPP is interested and wants to come on that platform, it is accepted.”

“But it is not going to be the identity of a particular political party, it’s going to be an identity that represents the interest of Ghana moving forward,” Mr Osei Yeboah added.

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