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Stop Demanding Money From Politicians – NCCE To Electorate

The National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE) Chairperson, Kathleen Addy, has issued a warning to the public asking them not to offer money to politicians in exchange for their votes.

Ms. Addy claims that this unfavorable trend is gradually spreading throughout the nation since voters have been observed adamantly demanding money from politicians in exchange for their votes on multiple occasions. She claimed that this posed a danger to the nation’s democracy.

“This year we are seeing more and more of that. It is worrying, it is disturbing and it is a very negative development and very unfortunate. As we grow in our democracy, we should be getting stronger. The democratic culture should be better rooted, and we should move away from negative things.

“But when it comes to money and politics, it looks like the more we mature in democracy the more we make it about money, and this is completely wrong,” she said.

Stop Demanding Money From Politicians – NCCE To Electorate

Ms. Addy went on to say that this practice undermines accountability because politicians may feel less accountable to their constituents and more obedient to those who funded their campaign. It also distorts the democratic process because votes are now based on financial transactions rather than political beliefs or policies.

“Money shared by politicians is never free money. It comes from someplace and goes back to that place with interest. Let us stop making demands for money from political actors so that we can hold them accountable for the things that are important to us,” she added.

She urged voters to use their right on December 7 to assist in choosing qualified leaders for the country.

During the media briefing on the opening of Inter-Party Dialogue Committees (IPDCs) for the 2024 election in Accra, Ghana, with the subject “Together We Can Build Ghana, So Get Involved,” she made these claims.

Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu, the National Chief Imam’s spokesperson, urged young people to turn down any incentives from political figures to continue any kind of violence before, during, or after the election on December 7.

“I speak to the people of our country that no politician is worth the blood of any young person. This year let no blood drop on the surface of our land in the name of politics. We must eschew violence,” he said.

Sheikh Armiyawo Shaibu bemoaned some isolated reports of violence among party enthusiasts in the limited voter registration exercise, adding, “Just limited voter registration recorded violence where some people were cut due to cutlass fights. So if this is how we have begun then December 2024 what are we envisaging?”

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