Jake Obetsebi Lamptey the Chairman of New Patriotic Party says the candidates are allowed to use money to influence representatives if they have because money is a gift in politics.
In a response to charges of bribery and dishonesty ahead of elections to select regional executives, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey give a detailed lecture on the significance of using one’s strength in politics.
He added, if you are good organiser show it, if you can speak well show the people and if you have money, then use it to solve your problems, also if you have time use it for the betterment of people, an advice that could potentially increase a vote-buying strategy.
Bernard Antwi Boasiako aka Wontumi, the candidate for the Regional Chairman has just donated a three storey building to the party to be used as office space.
But, this acceptance of the donation of the party has angered other candidates who believe it to be opened corruption.
But to Jake Obetsebi Lamptey, politics can be explained as Olympics, which include different events in it. People are good in some work and weak in another, so they have to work hard to make sure they will not fall back due to their weaknesses.
The National Chairman who is also in a position of re-elected said, it is very difficult to stop someone from using his strong points in politics despite knowing that he is wrong.
Ransford Gyampo, a senior political scientist at the University of Ghana said, I am very disappointed from the NPP leader comment by adding, this kind of statement is not expected from a high profile person like him.
He says, I agree that money plays a key role in running a political campaign, but I fear that this kind of statement can create problems within the party members.
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