The flagbearer of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has indicated that 2016 general election will be his last attempt at the presidency.
Dr. Nduom said he has done all he can over the course of his presidential bids and November will be his last attempt.
In an interview on the Citi Breakfast Show, the PPP flagbearer stated that, “This is the last opportunity for Ghanaians to recognize the person who can do the job. If this one passes by, I have done what I can. The rest is up to Ghanaians.”
Dr. Nduom also revealed that his party is well aware of his plans and he explained that the mindset behind his decision was to give the youth in his party an opportunity to lead. “I have told our party that this is the election that I want to preside over and from then on, leave leadership positions to our younger people so this is my last round.”
Dr. Nduom’s first presidential bid was in 2008 on the ticket of the Convention People’s Party (CPP). He subsequently departed the CPP and founded the PPP where he contested the 2012 election as its flagbearer. 2016 polls about Job creation Ahead of the 2016 polls, Dr. Nduom has been touting his track record as a successful entrepreneur as he views the election to be about job creation.
He has consistently cited his private business ventures as evidence of his ability to solve the country’s unemployment problem and economy. Dr. Nduom has also intimated that, fixing the country’s economy is beyond President John Mahama and the Presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo-Addo.
More inclusive governance Creating a more inclusive government is also one of the main goals of the PPP with Dr. Nduom vowing to eradicate the politics of ‘winner takes all’ from Ghanaian governance system should it win power in the upcoming general elections. Speaking at the PPP’s national convention, where he was affirmed as the party’s flagbearer, Dr. Nduom, assured Ghanaians that his party would “change the narrow ‘winner takes all’ parochial, ideology fixations to governance in Ghana forever.”
“We are committed to running an inclusive government using the best men and women no matter where they come from, no matter what their religion is, no matter their part affiliation. We want the best for Ghana and only the best and selfless will serve in our administration.”