The Convention People’s Party (CPP) 2012 Presidential candidate, Dr Abu Sakara has come out to explain why he did not contest the 2016 elections even after indicating earlier that he had interests in contesting again.
In a statement, released in January last year, Dr Sakara explained that he had arrived at the decision following months of “contemplation” and “consultations” to go independent and break away from the CPP.
However, in a recent interview with Ghanaweb, Mr. Sakara explained that even though he made known his desire to go Independent in the 2016 polls, he was not on the ballot as the "duopoly" of NPP and NDC in the country’s politics could not be undermined.
He further stated that it will be difficult for any political party to defeat these two parties (NPP and NDC) in any election.
“After consulting quite a number of friends, well wishers and people who were searching for those solutions that will move us forward, we came to a conclusion that another presidential candidate on the ticket was not what was going to contribute effectively to what we want to see because the parties that were neither NDC or NPP all together had less than 1.1%.”
Abu Sakara also revealed in the interview that he has been absent from the scene because he has dedicated his time to farming.