Politics of Monday, 4 July 2016
Parliamentary candidate of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) in Offinso South constituency in the Ashanti region, Mr. Kojo Kwarteng, has called on the electorate to reject both the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the upcoming polls.
According to him, these two political parties are “bad choices for Ghana.”
Mr. Kwarteng claimed both the NDC and the NPP have failed the country in the area of infrastructural development and improving the lot of Ghanaians, hence his call on all eligible Ghanaian voters not to give the two parties any chance again.
Consequently, Mr. Kwarteng, who spoke to Today in an interview recently, urged the electorate to use their thumbs, during the November 7 polls to change the destiny of the country by voting out the incumbent NPP Member of Parliamentary (MP) for Offinso South constituency, Mr. Abdulai Bada.
He noted that the continuous stay of the NPP MP would further draw the area backwards.
The PPP parliamentary aspirant was equally not happy with the rising cost of living, including high utility tariffs, high school fees, high youth unemployment, high rate of poverty among other socio-economic problems facing the country.
To this end, Mr. Kwarteng asked his constituents to vote for the PPP 2016 flag-bearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom, as President, and him as their MP.
According to him, the high rate of youth unemployment, the continuous deplorable nature of major roads and high cost of living were frustrating citizens of Offinso South constituency.
That, Mr. Kwarteng stated, has created uneasiness among people in the area, a situation, he claimed, has made change imperative.
“There is general discomfort in the area which has made change in the political leadership of the country non-negotiable,” he stressed.
He asserted that bad economic policies of both the NDC and the NPP have made Ghanaians poorer.
He also bemoaned the terrible road networks within the Offinso South communities, blaming it on bad policies.
“I strongly believe the best gentlemen to lead Offinso South and Ghana are Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom and Mr. Kwarteng. We are the finest gentlemen with modern ideas that can transform Ghana.”
…Ghana needs no more try and error politicians. Let’s rise up and change the status quo. Vote for the PPP because it is a good choice for Ghana,” he said.
He promised not to engage in politics of insults but to embark on issue-based campaign to highlight on the Ten-point Agenda of the PPP.