These PPP members and faithful(s) defied the rain last Saturday to attend the party launch at Elmina

The Progressive People?s Party (PPP) will tomorrow Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 engage representatives of identifiable groups in a special Encounter with the Nation in Accra at 6 P.M., prompt.

The venue is the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra. The groups include civil society organisations, the media, academia, traditional authorities, farmers and fishermen and other professional bodies who the party believes, represent every sector of the Ghanaian society.

This was contained in a press release issued in Accra and signed by the party?s Communications Director, Richmond Keelson.

According to the statement, all the invited groups have all confirmed their participation and agreed to ask questions at the programme.

The programme, the statement continued, will be addressed by the party?s flag bearer, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom.

Other executive members of the party including PPP parliamentary aspirants, it said, will attend the programme.

?The PPP will use the platform to inform Ghanaians about its plans and actions for this year?s elections.Since the birth of the Progressive People?s Party (PPP) on February 25th this year, our single obsession has been how to change the trend of politics of insults and vilification to a more refined campaign of ideas and issues which in our opinion has been a grieving missing link in our body-politic since the inception of the 4th Republic,? the statement indicated.

?Our dear nation has reached a stage where we believe, elections particularly that of the presidential should not be considered as the case had been in the past-just a peripheral routine quarterly exercise without recourse to the relevance of messages being churned out by the contesting parties.?

The PPP, according to the statement, is of the conviction that this year?s election should be a ?clear departure from the past and dwell more on issues where competence, incorruptibility and capabilities should be the hallmark of campaign messages of parties and their presidential candidates.?

?In the opinion of the PPP when these issues are brought to bear on the electorate they will be able to make informed choices which will invariably enhance governance in the country. It will also serve as a watershed of refined governance system that can be equated with some of the best

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