THE Real Democratic Patriot Party (RDPP), a new political party has been launched in Brong Ahafo Region.
The party has the camel as its symbol and its motto “Together we build, together we enjoy”.
The RDPP colours are red, white, green, black and blue, which represent anger, happiness, freshness, frustration, love and believed in the ideologies and principles of former President Jerry John Rawlings.
Speaking at a press conference attended by some of the supporters of the party from the Brong Ahafo and Ashanti regions to launch the party at Fiapre, near Sunyani in the Brong Ahafo Reion on Monday, Mr Raphael Cubagee aka Shamo Quaye, the National Co-ordinator of the RDPP said the party’s headquarters would be in Sunyani, the Brong Ahafo Regional capital.
He said the RDPP which was a social democratic party also believed in equity for all and it was opened to all frustrated members within the NDC and other political parties in the country.
Mr Cubagee, also an Assembly member for Abonsuom electoral area in the Sunyani Municipality said that plans were afoot to get the party registered at the Electoral Commission and added that the founding members of the RDPP were people who believed in the ideologies of Former President Rawlings.
He said the RDPP had come to stay because its members were not only from the Brong Ahafo Region but also the Ashanti and the other regions in the country.
Mr Cubagee continued that the party had come to stay and it would not be like the National Reformed Party (NRP), formed by Mr Goosie Tandoh and the recent Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) formed by Mr Obed Asamoah.
“The RDPP has put in place several measures and strategies to remain attractive and vibrant and it would never be dormant like these two parties, the NRP and DFP which were formed out of the NDC as a result of similar circumstances”, the RDPP National Co-ordinator stressed.
Mr Cubagee, also a former Regional Executive of the NDC stated further that the RDPP had adopted a strategy he termed “a marine campaign” strategy and planned to win at least six parliamentary seats in the Brong Ahafo Region and two in Ashanti and a targeted vote of one million nationwide during the 2012 general election.
He said the RDPP was on the political landscape of the country to prove a point, saying anybody including the media who would underrate the strength of the RDPP would have the shock of their lives or would be laughing at the wrong side of their mouth.
Mr Cubagee 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.
He stated further that some people in the current NDC did not even want to hear the name of the founder, let alone promote his ideals, which he described as sad.