‘Scrutinise Politicians and their Campaign Messages’ – Former Assemblyman

Tamale, Sept. 8, GNA – Mr Sumaila Iddrisu, a former Assembly man for the Bogolan Fong electoral area in the Tamale Metropolis has advised the electorate to scrutinize politicians and their campaign messages before voting them into power.

He explained that some politicians were very good at packaging their campaign messages, but very bad executors of their campaign promises, which had been the bane of Ghana’s development and must stop.

He told the GNA in Tamale on Tuesday that some politicians were using politics as business and an avenue for making money to the neglect of seeking the interest of the electorate saying, ‘It is high time Ghanaians voted on issues rather than people, who will throw money at them for votes’.

Mr Iddrisu said he was an Assembly man from 1992 to 2006 and spearheaded the development of the area during his tenure.

He stressed that modern politics must strive at seeking the welfare of people, adding, “As the electorate, we need to properly scrutinize the people who come to us to solicit votes. Some of them can speak very well but they cannot perform and we must not entrust the destiny of our future to such politicians.

Those who come with money, is an insult to our conscience, and I think a time will come when money cannot win elections.”

He advised the electorate not to have entrenched positions on voting for particular parties and people, but rather, focus on those who could deliver.

The former assemblyman congratulated all those who contested and won the just ended District Assembly and Unit Committee elections and advised them to work closely with the assemblies, chiefs and other traditional leaders to address development gaps in their respective electoral areas.

He also appealed to the government to consider addressing the housing deficit in the country, since most places, especially in the metropolitan areas, were becoming slums because people could not afford to build houses, contributing to the outbreaks of communicable diseases.


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