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Sammi Awuku believes that smaller political parties should function as pressure organisations

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Sammi Awuku, a former national organiser for the country’s governing New Patriotic Party, has criticised the standing of a number of political organisations (NPP).

He thinks that rather than being recognised as legitimate political parties, these organizations—which may never be able to elect a president—would be better served by operating as pressure groups.

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This was said by Awuku in an interview with the NPP-supportive Asaase News. “There are some political parties in Ghana that I am aware of, and I believe that they should be more of a pressure group than political parties,” he continued.

If you’re unable to win elections or put ideas into action, he claimed, it becomes more of a pressure group.

Together with the main opposition National Democratic Congress [NDC], the NPP is the only political entity to have triumphed in a presidential election since 1992. Some parties have nothing to boast about but their parliamentary seats.

The sole additional representative is an independent candidate who serves as the voice of the people of Fomena in the current parliament, which has 137 members from both parties.

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