Money and corruption are ruining the land, crooked politicians betray the working man, pocketing the profits and treating us like sheep, and we're tired of hearing promises that we know they'll never keep."
The above is a quote by Ray Davies, an American musician, that seems to completely capture the perception of politicians around the world.
In Ghana, the scene is not much different.
With the 2016 Elections drawing closer, campaign by the various parties and contenders only seems to be getting more intense and heated. And as usually, the politicking period comes with a lot of promises from every candidate. Whether they would be able to deliver on these promises is another story all together.
But it would seem the promise galore that started with Nana Addo's "1 Village - 1 Dam" and John Mahama, "1 District - 1 Hospital" has taken a rather queer turn. The duo have been pictured in some acts that have been called "desperate acts of vote seeking".
Guess who has joined that gang?
Yhup, you called it. The Mayor of Accra, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije was pictured "braiding" the hair of a lady and social media thinks it is all for votes.
Mr. Vanderpuije, the long-running mayor of Ghana's capital, is contesting the Ablekuma South constituency seat in Accra as a Parliamentary candidate in December's polls.
And it seems he has found a way to win votes.