By: Efua Idan Osam/

The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has begun talks with the Convention People?s Party (CPP) and the People?s National Convention (PNC) for a possible merger.?

wpid-Dr-Papa-Kwesi-Nduom.jpgThe 2008 flagbearer of the CPP, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom broke away from the party to form the PPP in the lead up to the 2012 elections.?

But Dr. Nduom is now hoping to bring the two Nkrumahist parties together to wrestle power from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in 2016.?

In 2012, the PNC was in talks with the CPP for a possible merger prior to the general elections but the decision stalled due to closeness of the December 7 elections.

After the abysmal performance of the smaller political parties in the 2012 elections, suggestions for them to join forces for future elections increased.

Most social and political commentators were of the view that a merger will increase their chance of winning and also enable them make a positive impact in the country.

The National Chairman of the PPP, Nii Allotey Brew Hammond in an interview with?Citi News?expressed the hope for a positive outcome.

?We are hoping we can have a uniform, unified force so I think it is in order for these discussions to take place. Small beginnings turn out to be big things so these may be small beginnings.?

According to him, the PPP believes the issues ?must be addressed. The issues of housing, accommodation for our people, the issue of getting them water, getting them educated and we don?t believe that it is an ideology that will get all of those things done.?


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.