3 strategies aspirants are using to campaign ahead of the 2020 polls

3 strategies aspirants are using to campaign ahead of the 2020 polls

In every election year, aspirants do all that there is to be done to ensure that they retain their seats or get their competitor voted out of the seats.

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Of all the election years, 2020 seems to be the most unfavourable year to campaign to electorates through big rallies and small gatherings, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Aspirants have however had to think outside the box to ensure that they do everything possible to be at the top of the minds of their electorates to obtain their votes on the D-day.

3 means aspirants are trying to campaign to their electorates ahead of the 2020 polls

NDC's Parliamentary aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon, John Dumelo Source: Facebook (John Dumelo)
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It is interesting to note that these aspirants have taken to branding items and doing other social intervention projects to just one way or the other reach out to their electorates.

This has been described by some political think tanks as a means of vote-buying of the electorates.

YEN.com.gh has however listed 3 ways aspirants are campaigning to their electorates ahead of 2020 polls

1. Branding on relief items

The COVID-19 lockdown announced by President Akufo-Addo saw a lot of branded items being shared with electorates.

Even packed foods were branded by some party people to in a way inform their electorates that it was from them.

2. House-to-house visits

Again, as part of ways and means to get electorates to know them better, some candidates like NDC's John Dumelo who has intentions of occupying the Ayawaso West Wuogon seat, were spotted doing a lot of house-to-house visits in his constituency.

According to him, it was a means of getting to know the people better and knowing what exactly their plights were.

3. Social intervention programs

Aside from these house to house visits, it is important to know that, Ghanaians are mostly moved by what would be done for their communities should a particular person come into power.

This has encouraged a lot of candidates to do a lot of social intervention programmes that in one way or the other has a lot of impact on the electorates.

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In other news, the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Dramani Mahama, on Wednesday, August 26, 2020, introduced his running mate to the overlord of the Ashanti Kingdom, Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II.

Mahama formally introduced his running mate, Prof. Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, to the Asantehene.

Speaking after the introduction, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, wished the duo well and charged the former president to do a self-introspection on why he lost the 2016 election as the incumbent and also communicate to Ghanaians what new he has for the country.

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