- Minority chief whip in parliament says politicians lie and backbite to win elections
- Muntaka is calling for a different approach to winning elections in Ghana
A top official of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alhaji Mohammed-Mubarak Muntaka says there is no need lying about the devious ways politicians get elected.
Becoming a member of parliament, according to Muntaka is largely impossible if one fails to use devious means like undermining and backbiting their fellow political contenders.
Muntaka is arguing that many Ghanaians have been left in the dark on the real responsibilities of their members of parliament and also government officials - a development which needs addressing.
Speaking on the floor of parliament over ‘Assessing the performance of Members of Parliament: A time to own the process’ the MP made a call for parliament to deepen sensitization efforts across the country.
The revelation by Muntaka follows revealing reports of how many politicians not only lie to their supporters in the lead up to the 2016 elections but also made extreme promises which they knew there was no way to fulfill.
Just like many other African economies, elections in Ghana has been documented to be about how best to "lure" voters for support rather than sensitizing them on real issues.
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