The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has thrown an open invitation to the suspended national chairman of Ghana’s biggest opposition Paul Afoko to join its fold.
In an open letter dated November 19, the youth wing of the party said: “Your suspension by the National Executive Committee [of the New Patriotic Party] is a clear indication that you cannot use your considerable influence in Ghana to help defeat the NDC in 2016.”
“We sense that many in the NPP do not want you to be part of their campaign. The PPP is, therefore, calling on your good self and several others, who are disgruntled within the NPP and NDC to come on board with a common purpose to create an inclusive, united Ghanaian society and implement an agenda for change that will transform our country,” the letter signed by National Youth Coordinator Divine Nkrumah said.
Read the full letter below:
19th November, 2015
Dear Mr. Paul Afoko,
Open Letter to Chairman Paul Afoko - COME AND JOIN PPP
We, the Youth of the Progressive People’s Party wish to extend an invitation to you to consider joining the PPP as a viable force capable of winning the 2016 elections and forming a government in Ghana.
Change is needed so that we can work to alleviate Ghanaians from the “incompetence” of President John Dramani Mahama and his NDC administration.
Your suspension by the National Executive Committee is a clear indication that you cannot use your considerable influence in Ghana to help defeat the NDC in 2016.
We sense that many in the NPP do not want you to be part of their campaign. The PPP is therefore calling on your good self and several others who are disgruntled within the NPP and NDC to come on board with a common purpose; to create an inclusive, united Ghanaian society and implement an Agenda for Change that will transform our country.
Below are some reasons which we believe you can consider and make a positive decision that will affect the lives of many generations to come:
1. PPP is a disciplined party that is working continuously to solve its internal problems.
2. PPP has credible and incorruptible leaders. We know you stood against corruption in the NPP.
3. PPP has a competent flag bearer, who has the people of Ghana at heart and has what it takes to manage the economy better.
4. PPP would not act like the NDC who have disappointed Ghanaians and have left the economy in shambles.
5. PPP is not a "lip-service" party; we would deliver on every promise made. Our promises, as found in our 10-point agenda, are very few and achievable.
The PPP believes that true progress cannot be obtained without a unified Ghana.
Knowing that development is an “all-inclusive affair" we shall continue to advocate for an all-inclusive government – a government where the best people, regardless of political affiliation would be appointed to manage the affairs of our nation.
With this being stated when forces are joined to win the elections come December 2016, appropriate appointments would be made. People like Nana Akufo-Addo and Dr. Bawumia would definitely not be forgotten here as appointments due them would be considered.
PPP continues to offer Ghanaians a government based on principles of self-determination, social justice and national unity. Our reformist agenda seeks to continuously call for reforms until state institutions become the best we can ever have.
Ghanaman! Yen hw3 ma ons3
Signed: Divine Nkrumah National Youth Coordinator Progressive People’s Party