In 2024, three political parties will join forces in an attempt to grab power away from the NPP.
Three Nkrumah’s political groups have begun preliminary discussions about forming an alliance with the goal of unseating the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the general election scheduled for 2024.
The Convention People’s Party (CPP), the Progressive People’s Party (PPP), and the People’s National Convention (PNC) are the three parties in question.
According to the parties, they are prepared and determined to join forces in order to make themselves formidable and attractive to the electorate in order to break the political duopoly of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Nana Ofori Owusu, National Chairman of the PPP, alluded to and indicated that the Nkrumah’s parties needed to unite in order to face the general elections in 2024 with one accord in order to depose the NPP.
“The Nkrumah’s political parties are parties that believe in the ideologies and principles of Ghana’s first president, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah. The main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), is not a good choice because the ruling New Patriotic Party, led by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has not done a good job running the country.
According to Nana Owusu, “the NPP/NDC would not take Ghanaians anywhere” and “it is only the Nkrumah party that has the track record of advancing the country’s industrialization program as proven in the First Republic.”
The certifications of 17 political parties have been withdrawn by the Electoral Commission (EC), with the exception of the three Nkrumah’s parties. This is because these parties have no regional or national presence and have disobeyed the rules that established them, the Political Parties Act 2000 (Act 574).
The notice was signed and issued by the Chairperson of the EC, Jean Mensa, and published on November 14, 2022. On October 25, 2022, the Commission gave the parties until the end of that month to prove why their registrations should not be cancelled after the expiration of the deadline. This notice was published on November 14, 2022.
It stated that, in accordance with the publication by the EC dated October 13 and 17, 2022, the public was informed that the registration certificates of 17 political parties had been cancelled in accordance with Section 15(3)(c) of the Political Parties Law, 2000 (Act 574) effective November 1, 2022. This information was made available to the public as a result of the publication by the EC dated October 13 and 17, 2022.
They were the United Ghana Movement (UGM), the Democratic People’s Party (DPP), the United Front Party (UFP), the United Development System Party (UDSP), Every Ghanaian Living Everywhere (EGLE), and the Yes People’s Party (YPP) (UGM).
Other parties included the Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), the New Vision Party (NVP), the Ghana Democratic Republican Party (GDRP), the Ghana National Party (GNP), the Power Unity Party (PUP), and the United Progressive Party. Other parties included:
The remaining parties were the People’s Action Party (PAP), the Reform Patriotic Democrats (RPD), the United Renaissance Party (URP), the National Reform Party (NRP), and the United Love Party (ULP).