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Politics of Friday, 6 July 2007


DFP eyes 2008

The Interim National Chairman of the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Mr. Abdul Rahman Isakah, has expressed optimism that the party will emerge victorious in the upcoming general elections in 2008.

He indicated that though the 2008 elections promises to be a dicey duel, the DFP believes there is a glimmer of hope to win the elections when Ghanaians go to the polls.

According to Mr. Isakah, the voting pendulum is likely to swing in the party's favour because he is convinced that Ghanaians will opt for a credible third party "which is obviously the DFP."

"The incumbent party has failed Ghanaians to some considerable extent while the NDC also had their chance and they also failed to some extent. So Ghanaians will go for a party that can address their current economic doldrums and that third party is none other than the DFP", he said.

Mr. Isakah made these statements in an interview with the Gye Nyame Concord to ascertain recent developments in the party and preparations so far made towards the upcoming elections in 2008.

He said preparations are effectively on-going as far as the general elections in 2008 are concerned and that at the appropriate time Ghanaians would hear favourably from the DFP when everything has been placed in the right positions throughout the 230 constituencies.

"Though the ruling NPP and the main opposition NDC to some extent have all got bright chances to win, the DFP on the other hand is working hard to put up a surprise come 2008.," he maintained.

Mr. Isakah added that the ruling NPP has neglected the underprivileged, noting that these are ordinary Ghanaians who mostly need economic and financial empowerment.

He however noted that it was these basic needs of the underprivileged that the NPP government has failed to address so far.

"Under a DFP Government, matters of the poor and the less economic privileged will be our core and great priority since it is the belief of DFP that every Ghanaian must achieve economic freedom in all endeavours of life," Mr. Isakah stressed.

He minced no words on the DFP's flagbearership race, saying it is an open race to anyone who believes he is suitable to be a president and that the "DFP would choose the right candidate to steer the affairs of the party and that of the nation."