PPP Presidential candidate and running mate, Dr. Nduom and Ms Eva Lokko
The Progressive People’s Party (PPP) has accused the media of conspiring with bigger political parties in the country to hinder their chances of getting through to the electorates through the media.
According to the party, the Institute of Economic Affairs’ (IEA) discriminatory acts have been complemented by the media’s deliberate attempt to sideline PPP members on platforms where salient political discussions are made.
The Presidential candidate of the party was prevented from participating in the IEA’s Presidential debate which took place last week Tuesday at Tamale in the Northern Region.
According to the IEA, only political parties with representation in Ghana’s Parliament are allowed to participate in the debate.
The General Secretary of the PPP, Kofi Asamoah Siaw told Citi News
, their Presidential candidate, Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom is competent to speak on topical national issues.
He explained saying, “we fight for us to be included and they give us one person per week or one person every other week. We are there and we can see. Why? The policy alternatives, we believe ours is the most credible.”
“We have the information, we have attended the same schools, we have read the same constitution so what is it when a topic is put forward, only the NDC and the NPP can speak to?” he asked.
Mr. Siaw insisted that “we have a competent Presidential candidate, who from where we sit is best placed and most qualified for the job of President. Once the invitation is being extended to political parties, the PPP must be included. We do not even have to fight.”