The founder and leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, finds the woes of the country to be ‘the winner takes all’ syndrome successive governments practice after winning elections.
According to him, Ghana has not seen any change in terms of development of the citizens and the country at large because Ghanaians are silent, leaving out the development of the country in the hands of a few group of people forming the government.
Speaking on Okay FM’s ‘Ade Akye Abia’ Morning Show about the APC’s National Delegates’ Conference on June 13, 2016 at the Accra International Conference Centre, Hassan Ayariga urged all Ghanaians to join his party which takes pride in an all-inclusive government to bring the real change the country needs.
“We are working very hard to make a change; Ghana needs a change but the change is not from NDC to NPP but from the NDC to APC, because APC is putting up an All-Inclusive government to give the platform to everyone,” he stated.
“Everybody should have the same platform and equal opportunities to serve our country . . . we have seen the changes of NDC and NPP in government and Ghana is still the same, and so the blame is not that President Mahama has failed or NDC or NPP but the issue is there is no all-inclusive government system in place. There is too much executive power given to the President,” he chided.
He insisted Ghana has failed because the good people of the country are quiet; thereby asking those silent ones to join APC in order to manage Ghana together than to allow few people to manage the affairs of the country for the rest.
Meanwhile, at the deadline of filing for the Presidential nomination of APC, Hassan Ayariga was the only candidate to file and he explained that many party members picked the Presidential forms but he alone filed his nomination because the people see him as a better candidate for the job due to his ideologies and principles.
Touching on the Ghc95,000 filing fee for the Presidential Candidate, Hassan Ayariga justified that the amount is reasonable for anybody who is prepared to lead APC for the 2016 elections as a lot of money will be needed to run the party’s campaign; thus even the amount demanded cannot buy one brand new Pick-Up Vehicle for campaign.