Flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), Brigitte Dzogbenuku says the duopoly of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hurt Ghana’s development.
She says the retrogression in Ghana is because voters have always turned to the two major political parties – the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) which have not shown their worth in the past 25 years of democratic rule.
Brigitte Dzogbenuku who is very worried over the situation maintains the country’s poor progress can only be remedied if electorates give smaller parties such as the PPP the chance to take over the affairs of the country.
“I strongly believe that we need a third force. The duopoly is hurting us. We are being taken for granted. The way we have voted from 1992 until now, our progress has been slow because our democracy is a winner takes all thing and it seems to be two steps forward, one or many steps back. There is division, so I want to belong to the part where we want to unify Ghana than have this big problem”, she said in an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show.
The Electoral Commission (EC) has processed and cleared 12 presidential aspirants to contest in the 2020 general elections.
They are; Alfred Walker; an independent candidate, President Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Christian Andrews; The Ghana Union Movement (GUM), Brigitte Dzogbenuku; People’s Progressive Party (PPP), John Dramani Mahama; National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The others include; Akua Donkor; Ghana Freedom Party, Nana Konadu Agyeman-Rawlings; National Democratic Party (NDP), Hassan Ayariga; All People’s Congress, Ivor Kobina Greenstreet; Convention Peoples Congress (CPP), Kofi Akpaloo; Liberal Party of Ghana, David Apasera; People’s National Convention (PNC) and Henry Herbert Lartey; Great Consolidated Popular Party (GCPP).