The race to the 2020 polls is gathering momentum as different dynamics are emerging.
Calls in previous elections for lesser known political parties and independent candidates to forge partnerships seems to be heeded to with the formation of a coalition to unseat the Akufo-Addo government.
Some five independent candidates have come together to form an alliance essentially to wrestle power from the governing NPP and to break the political duopoly between the NPP and the NDC.
Known as the Coalition of Independent Presidential Aspirants (CIPA), the newborn team is already promising to deliver better accountability, citizen-centered management of the economy and resources as well as a long-term agenda that secures the countrys future.
Persons forming the coalition are Kofi Koranteng, a Ghanaian Investment Banker and Real Estate Investor; Samuel Ofori Ampofo, a retired Ghanaian Mechanical Engineer, farmer and rural banker and Marricke Kofi Gane, an International Development Expert, lecturer and chartered certified accountant.
The rest are Carl Ebo Morgan, a businessman, political scientist and project management consultant and Onipayede Ossom Teye, a businessman and welder.
The primary goal of CIPA according to them is to fight for Ghana’s second and final independence from the clutches of the NDC and NPP in the 2020 elections with a united front.
They are of the strongest conviction that there is an urgent need to position Ghana in a manner that is a blessing to both the present and the future generations, something they claim they are poised and have resolved to do.
“There is a general realization and acceptance in the nation that Ghana is at the crossroads of a leadership crisis and that Ghana as we knew it as an independent nation may not survive under the heavy foreign debt burden, lack of payback plan, and lack of transparency. Neither of the two major political party leadership cares enough to understand the real needs of the ordinary people.
“They do not seem fully cognizant of the era we are in and about the youth and their struggles for survival. The leadership seem selfish and greedy and unconcerned about the citizens and the need to plan for posterity, the coalition said in statement.
Looking at the level of corruption and the excessive debts that have swallowed the countrys economy, CIPA thinks it will be suicidal to keep any of NPP and NDC in power for even one more term.
The coalition, if given the mandate to form a government, have promised to modernize agriculture and introduce a pragmatic and superior educational system that will produce employable graduates.
There will be public and private financial capital investment in the youth such as scholarships and student loans as well as a boost in loans for small and medium scale businesses.
“First class Health care that delivers improved life expectancy as in developed countries and environmental sanitation second to none with 99.9% control of the mosquito breeding and malaria in 3 years will be delivered, CIPA said.
Other pledges of the coalition include a ban on open gutters, mandatory health standards of water flushing toilets in all homes and public places and a support for a constitutional amendment to decentralize presidential powers and elect local towns and districts for their rapid development.