A PRO-NEW Patriotic Party (NPP) group, Patriotic Professionals International (PPI)-Ghana, has launched activities to start the 2020 campaign to get the ruling party retain in power during the elections later this year.
The group, originally christened Patriotic Professionals Ghana (PPG), was formed after the 2012 elections to bring together all professionals to help bring the NPP to power, a target they succeeded in achieving in the following election.
However, after a successful 2016 campaign the group rebranded itself as PPI Ghana to instill patriotism in Ghanaians.
At a well attended get-together at Madina in Accra, the president of PPI Ghana, Eric Nartey Yeboah, while launching their campaign to support the NPP’s second term bid, said bringing NPP back to power had been fulfilling, given the fact that the government had fulfilled about 99% of its 2016 campaign promises made to Ghanaians.
“I recall how we assured the people of Nana Addo’s ability to introduce free SHS, I recall how we assured the people in Wa, Ejura, and Achiase of One District One Factory and I recall how we assured the people of Yagaba Kubore, Okaikoi and Madina of One Constituency One Million dollars, because we trusted in Nana. The President has not disappointed us; he has fulfilled all this with magical dexterity…What more can I say? One good term deserves another, let’s give Nana 4 more years,” Eric Yeboah noted.
Mr Nartey further noted that as professionals, the group was the first to moot the idea of health screening, livelihood empowerment and distribution of valuable items to deprived communities during the 2016 elections.
According to him, the John Mahama-led-NDC government had deprived the people of better life and so it was necessary to take those steps, but in 2020 the movement of the dance must change because President Akufo-Addo has changed the tune of the music.
“Health screening won’t wash, because Nana Addo has improved the health sector, livelihood empowerment won’t work because the President has consciously bettered the life of the people.
“PPI Ghana has drawn up a strategy to help the re-election bid of the president. It is easier to win now than then, it’s easier to tell the story now than then, all we need to do is to remember not to be complacent,” he said
PPI – Ghana has membership including MPS, ministers, teachers, lawyers, nurses and all other professionals.
Members of Parliament that attended the program included Ebenezer Nertey of Ablekuma South, Inusah Fuseini of Okaikoe North and Moses Anim of Trobo Constituency.