Last week, the news was flooded with images of the Accra mayor, Alfred Oko Vanderpuije on his door-to-door campaign in the Korle-Gorno district. The mayor added some creativity to his campaign tactics, by braiding some people's hair and cooking Banku over a local stove.
On Monday, the mayor explained his campaign tactics in an interview on GHOne News, stating that as a leader, he needed to prove he had the appropriate leadership skills. He added that for anyone aspiring to be an MP, such a person must prove that he can identify with the people, and showing the people the skills one has, is the way to prove that one has the leadership potential.
"I, as Oko Vanderpuije, have skills. Braiding people’s head is part of the hair-dressing business, so me demonstrating in public that I have that skills. With me turning the Banku shows that I can cook. I’m bringing a message of hope to our restaurants, our women who cook and sell Banku along the roads. I’m telling them that with me, there is going to be advancement. We will create better restaurants, help them to set up and provide food to the people…" Mr Vanderpuije said
Watch his interview below:
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