Former UN secretary general, Kofi Annan has argued that a power-sharing democracy in Ghana would give various political parties the chance to partake of the nation's development process.
During a speech at the Centre for Democratic Development's (CDD) 12th "Kronti ne Akwamu" Lecture on Thursday, Kofi Annan described the ‘winner takes all’ mindset as a problem that hinders democratic governance.
“The question of ‘first past the post’ is a problem. The winning party need not take it all. They need not lock out the other side and because of that attitude, it becomes a fight to death that once you lose, you are out in the cold. We should be able to share power, we should be able to have a system where members of the other parties will sit on important committees with the influence.” Kofi Annan stated.
The statement by Kofi Annan comes in the wake of concerns over Ghana's political system especially as the country prepares for the November 7th elections.