NDC picked ‘bad habit’ of monetization of politics from NPP – Alex Segbefia
Former Minister of Health Alex Seggefia has said the monetization of politics in Gana was created by the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In his view, his party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) picked that habit from the NPP.
“In 1992 and 1996, even up to 2000 bribery issue was a thing of the past. I am putting it squarely in the house of the NPP that this monetization of our system came to pass in a big way from 2004 onwards and it was a creation, to the extent to which we are seeing it now, of the NPP.
“Unfortunately, we in the NDC have learned bad habits. I am not absorbing ourselves in any way from it,” he said on the Key Points on TV3 Saturday contributing to a discussion on the GH ¢40 that was given to each delegate of the NDC by former President John Dramani Mahama, to enable them to get to the voting centers in Saturday’s presidential and parliamentary primaries.
“The Campaign believes supporting the delegates to travel to the centers will ensure a high voter turnout and every voter will be empowered to vote and return home without financial impediment in these difficult economic times,” the statement signed by the Spokesperson of Mr Mahama, Joyce Bawa Mogtari, said.
Also contributing to this discussion on the Key Points, private legal practitioner Martin Kpebu said monetization of politics is a blot on Ghana’s democracy.
“It is big blot on our democracy, it affects the kind of leaders we have so it means that the elections are to the highest bidder, the one who has more money is able to bid,” he said.