An anti-corruption campaigner Sydney Casely Hayford has criticized Ghana’s democratic system saying the governance system is flawed.
According to him if Ghana is indeed practicing democracy, the acting National Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party, Freddie Blay would have been sanctioned by the Electoral Commission.
Freddie Blay prior to the NPP’s National Delegates Conference was in the news for personally procuring 275 buses for all NPP constituency offices across the country.
[contextly_sidebar id=”0l8HDMxvjc36w29JEXop3wO8Twlk2D3N”]Speaking on Citi FM’s new analysis programme The Big Issue on Saturday, Mr. Casely Hayford stated that the Electoral Commission should have also boycotted the 2018 National Delegates conference was held at Koforidua in the Eastern Region.
“We are pretending to be democratic. This is not a democracy; if this was a democracy, the Electoral Commission should have sanctioned Freddie Blay by now. He should have been called to book and told that he was breaking the law. The Commission should have boycotted the observation of the conference. That is a democracy,” he said.
About 6,000 members of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) attended the Conference at the Koforidua Technical University.
They used the opportunity to elect new set of leaders to steer the administrative affairs of the party for the next four years.
According to reports, Mr. Blay as a guarantor paid 3 million dollars which constitutes 30% of the total cost of 11.4 million dollars and has taken delivery of the first 100 minibuses.
Former President John Dramani Mahama prior to the election also waded into the 275 buses procured by acting Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), Freddie Blay, subtly mocking him.
“$11.4 million Freddie Blay buses ahead of NPP election financed by Universal Merchant Bank? I thought Merchant Bank was sold to my brother, Ibrahim? So Ibrahim Mahama’s bank financed the 275 buses for Blay & NPP? LOL!” Mahama tweeted on Friday.
By: Farida Yusif/citinewsroom.com/Ghana