A Political Scientist, Dr. Kwame Asah-Asante, has indicated that it is likely to take a while for Ghana to deal with the situation of monetization of politics.
In his view, a time is fast approaching where the people will not be influenced with money but vote based on their conviction.
He was speaking in relation to the upcoming national executive elections of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in an interview with TV3’s Komla Adom on the mid day news Friday, June 24.
“It is our hope and prayer that thing will no longer be part of our political system. In terms of money monetization of politics we allowed them to cross the line. I hope for a time will that the citizens will not be influenced by money, they will vote based on their conscience and issues,” he said.
He added that “It will take a while for us to do away with monetization.”
The National Elections Committee of the NPP, chaired by Mr Peter Mac Manu, has approved the aspirants to take part in the upcoming National Officers’ elections slated for 15th to 17th July 2022 at the Accra sports stadium.
This was after an extensive discussion with the prospective candidates and the interrogation of their documents, a statement by the party on Thursday June 23.
“Two prospective aspirants for the position of National Women Organizer and National Youth Organizer, Abena Osei Bonsu and and Klinsman Karikari Mensah Tumfuor respectively have rescinded their decision to contest,” the statement revealed.
By Laud Nartey|3news.com|Ghana