The Techiman South Chapter of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP, and the opposition National Democratic Congress, NDC are locked in bitter exchanges over alleged vote-buying of the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary polls.
The NDC threw the first salvo, and was immediately confirmed by the NPP.
“Our attention has been drawn to a video that has been trending all week on various social media platforms, in which members of Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah’s campaign team were seen distributing wrappers of spaghetti, cubes of soap, cooking oil and amount of GH30 to Techiman women under the guise of assisting widows, in exchange for their votes. Techiman South NDC Election Director, Abdul-Hameeb Zakari disclosed on Akina FM.
Reacting to the allegations of cash for votes against the Deputy Minister of Regional Reorganization and Development barely twelve days to the December 7 general election, the Communication Officer of Techiman South Constituency, Fosu said, Mensah-Korsah is the best when it comes to giving to the community.
Confirming the electoral crime, Fosu claimed although his candidate was indeed buying votes ahead of the elections, there was nothing criminal about it.
“I am not talking about witnessing any vote buying, but blatant vote buying like giving to the needy in society. I saw my party gift women soaps, cooking oils, and undisclosed amount of money’. Fosu Peter bragged on NPP Hour on Akina FM on Wednesday.
Blind of the legal implication of voter inducement, the party Communication Officer urged the opposition NDC to give more than they are given if they have what it takes to.
What is wrong if Mensah-Korsah decides to give money to the good people of Techiman South, Fosu said contrary the laws governing elections in Ghana.
The Constituency Publicity Officer of the NPP, Fosu Peter, was speaking on behalf of the party’s Parliamentary candidate, Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah
“Never in the history of Techiman South politics have we witnessed the kind of vote-buying as the one we are seeing now by Martin Adjei Mensah-Korsah’’.