Aspirants for various political offices in Ghana have taken to grassroots campaign just like their Nigerian counterparts as they gear up for the run-up to the general elections scheduled to hold in December 2016.
Grassroots campaign is no news to Nigerian politicians as they are always willing to stoop so low prior to elections in order to win the hearts of the masses to cast votes in their favour.
A man identified as Issahaku B. Gbene, took to Facebook social platform to share different photos of political aspirants engaging in menial jobs including plaiting a woman’s hair and even descending as low as pounding a local delicacy known as ‘Banku’.
Gbene particularly mentioned the Chairman of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Dr. Kpesah Whyte, pounding ‘Banku’ in a village while the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss, Dr. Alfred Vandapuije, turned himself into a hairdresser.
He wrote:“On the left, is the NSS Boss, Dr. Kpesah Whyte, driving banku for votes like the hay days of Bukom Banku at James town.
“To the right is the AMA Lord Mayor, Dr. Alfred Vandapuije, plating hair for votes like the hustling hairdresser in my home village struggling to put body and soul together.
“I trust that after the elections, they will continue with these social interventions for the good of humanity!”
Unfortunately, most of these ‘humble’ politicians tend to shove aside their meekness as soon as they get the votes of poor masses.
Recall that recently, a couple of politicians in Edo State took to the streets to eat boiled corns prior to the gubernatorial polls that took place in the state last month.
Save for those who live under the rocks, you must have seen the photo of Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State roasting corn by the roadside and nursing a baby at the same time, prior to the 2015 general elections.
Similarly, Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State fell in love with ‘Bole’ (roasted plantain) and was pictured buying from a roadside seller ahead of the 2015 elections that saw him into office.
For Rauf Aregbesola, the governor of Osun State, wearing school uniforms with students does it best when it comes to grassroots campaign.
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