Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has lamented over what he observes as the trend of African voters who elect leaders based on "nepotism and small favours".
Speaking at a lecture in the UK Parliament, the Asantehene revealed that the development has led to Africa suffering from slow development and electoral crisis.
“Voters in Africa don’t vote on issues but on small favours and nepotism... Elections on the continent have been abused and characterized by fraud but with the social media, which provides freedom of speech,” Otumfuo said.
Pointing out the best way(s) this trend can be averted, the Asantehene called on voters to vote based on the policies and programs of political parties.
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