APC founder and flagbearer, Hassan Ayariga

Founder and flagbearer of the All People’s Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga says the Covid-19 pandemic has been a blessing in disguise to Ghana’s political sphere, especially to smaller political parties like his.

According to him, as a result of the virus’ accompanying restrictions, campaign rallies will at most have a congregation of only a hundred people which he says would reduce the vote-buying phenomenon. seen in large rallies.

“Even with Covid-19 for us, I will say it is a positive thing. It is a positive thing for us in our campaign because it gives us the opportunity now to meet one on one with people less than 100 seated which gives us the opportunity for the people to buy into our ideas and listen to the policies that we have for them and the programmes that we have for them,” he told Evans Mensah on PM Express July 22.

He added that, the smaller campaign rallies would also allow the Ghanaian people to ask pertinent questions surrounding policies and programmes thus making them make informed decisions come Election 2020.

“We will not go and mount big rallies and bring people and lie to them, we’ll give people the opportunity to ask us questions, we’ll give them the opportunity to interview us, we’ll give them the opportunity to listen to us and actually scrutinize the policies that we have for Ghana,” he explained on JoyNews.

Mr. Hassan Ayariga also bemoaned the media’s coverage of the two major political parties in the country; the NPP and the NDC at the expense of the smaller parties.

He stated that the atmosphere created by the pandemic, will give each political party the platform to penetrate the masses with their messages.

“That is the best way of campaigning; campaigning that the people will listen to you not campaigning that we have enough money to come and buy you, do this do that.”

He was optimistic of winning the 2020 presidential elections.

“There will be a serious shock in 2020 election just keep watching…that shock is coming, 2020 Ghanaians are going to have a new president and I’m 100% sure Hassan Ayariga will be that new president, no doubt about it.”