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Mahama must be stopped from using state money to run campaign - PPP

Kofi Asamoah Siaw
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The Progressive Peoples Party (PPP) is challenging the Electoral Commission and other state institutions in authority to call the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) to order for what it calls “deliberate abuse for incumbency.”

The statement by the PPP follows a report by the Anti-corruption group, Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) indicating the distribution of outboard motors to fishermen by President John Mahama in the Western Region amounts to vote buying.

However, PPP’s policy adviser, Kofi Asamoah Siaw speaking on Citi FM indicated the PPP had always found it unfortunate that the president fogs his presidential assignments with his political campaign activities given he is also the presidential candidate of the National Democratic Congress.

“What happened in the pass is that the previous incumbent government used state resources to their complete advantage at the disadvantage of other political parties.”

He noted “the president’s (Accounting to the People tour) is purely a deliberate abuse of incumbency” pointing out that the president use of state security, state fuel to campaign on the ticket of the NDC should not be tolerated.