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Professor Ransford Gyampo of the University of Ghana has concluded has said the 2024 polls is not going to be business as usual for the two main political parties.

He says Alan Kyerematen’s Great Transformational Plan (GTP) has made him have a rethink of how the elections would go, having taking time to read the document after it was launched.

The Professor thinks the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have much to do to outdo the Movement for Change’s GTP, considering how rich the plan is.

Giving his preliminary comments on the KeyPoints on TV3 Saturday, June 29, 2024, the President of the University of Ghana chapter of the University Teachers Association of Ghana (UTAG) explained things might not come out as expected by many.

“I have read the document. Initially I thought that the election of 2024 was going to be a simple decider between light and day but after reading his GTP and the content, now it’s making me crave to read what the other parties will bring so that we can exercise our right of choice,” he stated.

He further criticised the NPP and NDC for delaying their campaign launch, thinking their opponent is going to copy them.

“It is not about being scared that when you outdoor your manifesto someone will copy. If you bring the manifesto promises and people are copying, we are discerning enough to know who initiated what and who is copying what. So I call on them to treat Ghanaians with some respect and the practice of waiting till the dying minutes of elections before outdooring their manifesto is unacceptable,” he stated.

The Professor went ahead to urge the parties to bring out their policies, with just some few months to the polls. He said he was disappointed in them for waiting this long.

“It is just about five months to elections and the key political parties have not been able to let us know what they stand for –their manifesto, proper blueprint that will serve to guide the conduct of their party rallies and campaign. They don’t have manifestos and so I’m disappointed. We are retrogressing every election season. It didn’t use to be the case that we have just about five months to elections and parties are not outdooring their manifesto blueprints. It is absolutely unacceptable,” he stated.

“It started in the 2016 and 2020 elections. But it didn’t use to be like that so political elites should take us a bit more seriously. We want to read what they stand for,” he added.

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