Though the ruling party has not responded to the allegation, the issue of NDC buying cars for people in exchange for votes has got prominent people talking and frowning at the ruling party for devising such a desperate strategy.
President Mahama and his government have been alleged to be giving out cars to people in exchange for their votes in the coming elections. Flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party Nana Addo who made this allegation said that the same strategy was adopted by the NDC during the 2012 elections. Nana Addo said this at a durbar at Fotobi, a community in the Nsawam Adoagyiri Constituency of the Eastern Region.
He said that in 2012 the NDC lavished tax payers’ money through different gift items it purchased and gave out to voters. Nana Addo also went further to state the exact kind of cars being distributed by the ruling party. According to him, they are distributing Toyota land cruisers and prados.
Lamenting on the corrupt nature of the ruling government, Nana Addo said that the NDC government which has starved the people for a period of four years, has now come bearing gifts to the same people a few months to the elections, in order to win their support. Nana Addo urged the people not to be taken for a ride again by the NDC. He urged everyone to “ride on the back of the elephant so we can bring development to every part of the country.”
The NPP flagbearer also talked about the fallen economy of Ghana brought about by a widespread corruption which has engulfed the Mahama-led government. Nana Addo assured the people he will fix Ghana’s monetary system, as well as “root out” the theft of public resources and corruption when voted into power.
Though the ruling party has not responded to the allegation, the issue of NDC buying cars for people in exchange for votes have got prominent people talking and frowning at the ruling party for devising such a desperate strategy. Considering the fact that Nana Addo surpassed Mahama in an online pre-election poll, there have been speculations that the NDC is indeed making such moves in order to cover the gap.