Lordina Mahama in vote-buying controversy

Lordina Mahama in vote-buying controversy

The opposition NPP is alleging the First Lady; Lordina Mahama is buying votes with the Ghanaian taxpayers’ money ahead of the December polls.

According to the New Patriotic Party, the First Lady has been involved in sharing of freebies to the electorates all in the bid to secure their vote.

Speaking at a press conference in Accra Wednesday, general secretary of the NPP, John Boadu said: “The wife of the President of the Republic is going around the country, with a fleet of trucks load of goodies, which she is sharing for votes. These run into millions of dollars."

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He opined that Ghanaians deserve to know how much is being spent. Who is paying for it? Where is the money coming from, etc?

He added: "What is even more worrying is the silence of the president. The NPP argued that to refuse to disclose the sources of funding for the First Lady's charity work is to add to the perception that the root and head of the corruption overwhelming the country is indeed the first family."

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