The two major political parties the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and the New Patriotic Party (NPP) have over the years engaged in vote buying because they are resourceful, the flagbearer of the Liberal Party of Ghana LPG, Kofi Akpaloo has said.
Kofi Akpaloo said on Atinka tv on Wednesday, June 1 that this situation has blocked the minority parties in Ghana from becoming a third force in Ghana’s elections as they are unable to raise resources to the level of the two leading parties.
The discussion on the weekend current affairs analysis programme centered on why smaller parties are struggling to break the duopoly of the NDC and the NPP.
Kofi Akpaloo, who was with the Liberal Party of Ghana LPG before forming his own political party, said until this situation is addressed by the state, it will be difficult for the smaller parties to rub shoulders with the NDC and the NPP in elections.
“The major political parties go into vote buying. That is the biggest challenge. There is so much vote buying and the vote buying cuts across the political parties leaders,” he said.
He also blamed the media for not offering equal opportunities to the lesser known political parties.
“The media is also focused on the NPP and the NDC. We invite you for programmes you don’t come, we send people to your shows you don’t give them the opportunity,” he said.
Source:Richard Obeng Bediako/Kingdomfmonline.com