I can’t do partisan politics in Ghana for now – Prof Gyampo on PPP Flagbearership
Popular and outspoken political scientist at the Department of Political Science of the University of Ghana, Prof. Ransford Yaw Gyampo, has denied reports suggesting that he will be contesting for presidency as the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) is considering making him their flagbearer.
There were reports in some sections of the media suggesting that the popular political scientist is at the verge of taking up the flagbearership role of PPP for election 2020.
This, the reports said, was because of the unavailability of the Party’s founder to contest for the election come on December 7, 2020.
But the astute political scientist in an interview with MyNewsGh.com denied the reports indicating that he has no plans in the short term to enter politics.
According to him, as a Political Scientist, he cannot compromise his neutrality by joining a political party left alone taking up the flagbearership role.
He said, “My response is simple. I am not aware of the intention. Secondly, I don’t and can’t do partisan politics in Ghana for now. My job as a Political Scientist requires that I maintain neutrality at all times”.
The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) which was founded by D. Papa Kwesi Nduom has been in the political space since 2012. Dr. Papa Kwesi Nduom has since the party was founded been the party’s flagbearer.
In 2012, the Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) pulled 64, 267 votes which represented 0.58% of the total votes cast on the day. However, their votes increased in 2016 when Dr Nduom pulled 113, 240 representing 1.07% of the total votes cast.