NPP warns Mahama against vote-buying

NPP warns Mahama against vote-buying

The main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) is accusing President Mahama of using state money to buy votes ahead of the presidential election.

NPP warns Mahama against vote-buying

Three market women have confirmed that Mahama dashed them cash during his Accra campaign tour

Spokesperson for the NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, Yaw Boaben Asamoah, has warned the NDC administration to "desist from the very public give-away culture, unprecedented in its openness and insensitivity”.

NPP warns Mahama against vote-buying

Spokesperson for Nana Addo, Yaw Boabeng Asamoah

In August, a research finding by the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) showed that 51% of Ghanaians believe the John Mahama-led government has been buying votes in the run-up to the elections.

President Mahama has also been captured in a video distributing what some say are pockets of cash to random traders during his campaign tour in the Greater Accra region.

Meanwhile, the NDC maintains it does not buy votes, saying the gifts and paraphernalia it gives to electorates during its electioneering campaigns for instance, are for marketing and publicity purposes only.

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