Politics of Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Source: Graphic.com.gh

Upper West PPP adopts plans for 2016 polls

The Upper West Regional Chairman of the Progressive People's Party (PPP), Mr. James Sohimwinye, has said the PPP is hoping to break the stronghold of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the region with its new strategies adopted for the 2016 elections.

He said as a first step, they had finished their polling station executive elections and are working to build a formidable force at the grass-roots level.

He said the party would soon start its constituency executives election to pave the way for the regional executive elections later this year.

In an interview, he said even though the PPP was formed in an election year, that was in 2012, they did very well in the Wa Central Constituency.

He said the party was determined to win three seats in the Upper West Region come the 2016 polls.

This, he said, was based on votes realised in the Wa Central Constituency during the 2012 general elections.

He said the party would be organising its second anniversary celebrations in the region and climax it with symposia and lectures, among others.

The regional chairman said it was the key objective of the PPP to ensure that every child had the right to free education up to the senior high level as such they had pragmatic steps towards attaining that goal.

He said the party had plans to create job opportunities for all when they attained power.

He, therefore, called on Ghanaians to give the PPP a chance since the two leading political parties, the National Democratic Congress and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had failed them.