No Ghanaian election of any kind has gone ahead without some allegations about vote buying or voter fraud.
This is even more prevalent at political party level of elections.
Most often when political parties are electing their constituency, regional and national executives, the candidate with the most money in his or her war chest gets a better chance of winning.
This ongoing NPP national executives election has not been any different and devoid of bribery and corruption allegations.
Already, the current chairman of the NPP who is running for re-election, Freddy Blay has been accused of buying 275 busses to bribe the constituency executives to vote for him.
Apparently, the busses are still in the name of UMB, the bank that financed the purchase of the busses until the $11 million loan they granted is fully paid.
But what is getting a lot of attention is the bundles of customised cash.
Yep… That’s bundles of cash with the faces of the NPP chairmanship contenders printed on them.
The allegation here is that they are to buy the votes of the delegations who will be casting their ballots in the election.
True or not… our Social Studies teachers lied when they said an election in a democratic country are free and fair.