John Dramani Mahama admitted that he was sharing money on his campaign trail, but not to gather votes but rather on compassionate groups.
As you digest on that, the vice presidential candidate has a plan for all those who accept goodies from John Mahama; and it is a rather simple plan - take the goodies, but vote Mahama out!
Mahamudu Bawumia says that the money and gifts that Mahama shares “are from the billions the NDC has stolen” from the people of Ghana in the last eight years. He thus urged that even as people willingly accept the gifts but they should vote the NDC out to prevent four more years of “corruption, incompetence and suffering”.
“Because the NDC has not done any work, you will see that they don’t have a message. And so when we leave, in a few days or a few weeks’ time, the NDC will also come but they will come with propaganda and most importantly, they will come with goodies. They will come with sewing machines, motor bikes, money etc. My advice to you is that when they come collect the motor bikes, sewing machines and money and spend it well, well because this is your own money,” Dr. Bawumia said at Manbabga in the Bunkpurugu constituency of the Northern region.
He continued, "This is the money they should have used for your development so collect it, it is your money, it is coming, you wait, you will see them bringing it in articulators. Collect it because it is yours. That is the money they should have used for our roads, for our hospitals and the money that should have been used to subsidize fertiliser for you. They did not do that, they took the money and they are now trying to come to us with that same money to bribe us for us to vote for them. Collect it, it is your money, spend it well but vote for Solomon Boar and Nana Akufo-Addo."
Mahamudu ended his tirade by assuring people that an NPP government would act in the good of Ghanaians and not "hijack" the country's funds but would rather ensure through prudent policies like the $1million per constituency a year programme that the money goes directly into projects that will make the lives of the people better.
“For the first time, we will ensure that money from the capital budget is directly brought to you so you also have your fair share of development. With this money, which will come every year to every constituency, we can fix the little problems that our villages have whether it is water, schools, markets, health facilities etc”, he explained.
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