84% of Ghanaians vote for personal gains – CDD

84% of Ghanaians vote for personal gains – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has stated in a study conducted that 84% of Ghanaian voters are influenced in their decision on choices during election based on how they can directly benefit from some particular candidates.

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According to the CDD study conducted in some 10 constituencies with high incidence of poverty which included the Akan Constituency in the Volta Region, Bosome Freho in the Ashanti Region and  Odododiodio in the Greater Accra Region, Ghanaian electorates are not necessarily concerned about a candidate’s program towards their welfare.

These findings were aimed at examining expectations, preferences, and behavior of Ghanaian voters towards their members of parliament during elections.

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Vote-buying has become the norm of the day both in national and internal party elections because of Ghana’s high rate poverty status as motor cycles, cloth, cutlasses, bags of rice, cooking oil and the likes, are the top-of-the-list items politicians often promise voters.

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