The National Co-ordinator of the Real Democratic Patriot Party (RDPP), Mr Raphael Cubagee, a.k.a. Shamo Quaye, has insisted that the newly formed political movement will make an impact on the country’s political landscape.
He said plans were far advanced to get the party, whose founding members were people who believed in the ideologies of former President J. J. Rawlings, registered at the Electoral Commission.
He said that once the party crossed that hurdle, it would work extra hard to attract not only the members of the National Democratic Congress but floating voters as well.
The National Co-ordinator of the RDPP who recently told the media in Sunyani that he had filed a floating status in the NDC added that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) had held on to its belief in the Dankwa-Busia-Domo tradition but instead of the National Democratic Congress doing the same with that of its founder, they claimed to believe in the ideology of Nkrumah.
According to Mr Cubagee, the RDPP was also made up of some disgruntled top gurus within the NDC in the Brong Ahafo Region.
“ The founding members of the RDPP were former members of the NDC who felt they had been sidelined in the affairs of the NDC in the region, and have therefore come together to form the RDPP,” he told the Daily Graphic.
It has as its motto “Together we build, together we enjoy”, and a camel as its emblem.
Mr Raphael Cubagee, an Assembly member for Abonsuom Electoral Area in the Sunyani Municipality and a former regional executive of the NDC, who said in media reports that he had been voted as the National Co-ordinator of the RDPP, when contacted insisted on the formation of the new party and disclosed that the RDPP would officially be launched yesterday in Sunyani.
He said though the RDPP believed in the ideologies of Mr Rawlings, the former President had nothing to do with it, but observed that as former members of the NDC, they felt the current government of the NDC, led by President John Evans Atta Mills, had marginalised them.