By Alex Boye
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Party (NDC) dominance in Ghana’s politics is about hitting the hard rock, as a long awaited third force, Ghana United Movement (GUM), has received approval by the Electoral Commission (EC) to contest the 2020 general elections.
Founder and leader of the Life Assembly Worship Centre, Rev. Christian Kwabena Andrews (Osofo Kyiriabossom) is also the founder of Ghana United Movement.
GUM’s coming into existence, according to sources has sent the two heavyweight political parties-New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC)-sitting on the edge as they fear it may be the end of the road with regards to their dominance in the country’s political space.
The aim of GUM, according to information is to address the challenges confronting the nation.
The party, though new in Ghana’s political front has received massive endorsement across the length and breadth of the country.
Speaking in an interview with this paper, Osofo Kyiriabossom said the ideology of the movement was to revisit the developmental agenda of Ghana’s first President, Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, which focused on massive industrialization across the country to propel national development.
He disclosed that the good works by the first president were abandoned both the NDC and the NPP and believed his party would be the only government that would lead the nation to its promised land when voted for in the 2020 general elections.
“I am not looking for power to make money from the ordinary Ghanaian but rather to help the country envelop with massive development” the Man of God assured.
Rev. Andrews stated that although he founded the GUM, he would not lead the movement into the presidential race but that the party would soon elect its executives, including its presidential candidate, all of which would be done before the end of the year.
“We are going to officially announce our existence, unveil our executives, including our presidential candidate and launch our campaign,” he stated.
The Pastor stated that Ghana Union Movement is the name of his party and ‘Arise for Development’ is its slogan.
He said the movement’s agenda was to rally the citizenry, particularly the teeming unemployed youth, to join forces with the movement and revive all the development policies of Dr. Nkrumah as it was the only way the country could overcome its development woes.