2020 DECEMBER ELECTIONS: LPG Party Names Margaret O'Brien Sarfo As Running Mate
As part of measures of ensuring that the women empowerment agenda gains solid grounds in the Ghanaian political space, the Founder and Flag bearer of the Liberal Party of Ghana (LPG), Percival Kofi Akpaloo, has named Margaret O'Brien Sarfo as his running mate ahead of the December general elections.
According to him, the party took such decision as part of measures of giving women bigger opportunities will help build and achieve a worthy course in the country.
Speaking at an event to introduce both the presidential candidate and his running mate, Mr. Akpaloo said “Our choice for a female running mate follows the opposition NDC example which received massive commendation from female groups for selecting and believing in Prof Jane Naana Opoku-Agyeman as running mate, a decision that poses confidence in women in general as many believing is the step to having a female President one day”
Mr Akpaloo also mentioned that he will alleviate the dilemma of the Ghanaian youth through economic empowerment when voted into office.
“I promise among other things, massive job creation and various social intervention programmes” he added.
In her acceptance speech, O'Brien Sarfo assured that she will unremittingly back Mr. Akpaloo to win the 2020 elections.
She said “The task ahead, leading to the realisation of winning this election is daunting but surmountable. It is surmountable because our visionary and hard-working leader, as well as the executives in the various levels of positions of trust in our great party across the country, are working effectively to propagate the message of real change to make our winning of this election possible”
“It is surmountable also because of the clamour of Ghanaians for the emergence of a third political party to take over the running of our dear nation from the grips of the NPP and the NDC. The Liberal Party of Ghana is the party Ghanaians are waiting for and we have arrived on the scene to rescue them and we should not fail them”, she noted.
She also said “I, therefore, urge all of us to work harder and start winning votes for our presidential and parliamentary candidates. We should go to the streets, homes, churches, mosques, market places and every corner of the country to continue the campaign we’ve started and with God on our side, we will win”
She confessed that despite the party not being equipped like the NPP and NDC, “our determination, commitment and judicious use of available resources will push us to victory…”
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith