The Campaign Director of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) says a law banning monetisation of politics will be one of the best way to intensify the democracy of politics the country.
Peter Mac Manu in an interview on Joy FM’s Top Story Tuesday said monetisation of politics in the country gradually derails the steady political growth Ghana has achieved so far.
Therefore, until a legislation is established and effectively implemented, monetisation of Ghana’s elections will still persist.
“It is not the best and I have spoken against it several times. But I would rather want the Legislature and the Executive to institute a legislation banning the use of money to influence electorates.
“Many countries have done it, so if we are not able to do same, it will go against our democracy and that is not the way to go,” he stated.
Earlier today, the Minority in Parliament alleged some NPP parliamentary aspirants bribed delegates with huge sums of money for votes during Saturday’s primaries.
Speaking on NDC’s behalf, MP for Keta, Richard Quashigah called for an investigation to reveal how such persons came by the monies they distributed to their delegates.
But, the Campaign Director dispelled the allegations.
“As a matter of fact, apart from the media, I haven’t received any complain from anybody and I do not think I should be relying on the media as a source of complain.
“So if there is a genuine complain that comes to us [leaders of the party] we will investigate it.”
Touching on what is being done to rally the party as one for the 2020 general elections, Mr Manu said the Reconciliation Committee is currently engaging with candidates particularly incumbent MPs who lost their bid to contest.
He said the actions will help the party have a united front as it head for the December 7 polls.
“There are pains here and there but the party has a reconciliation Committee that will engage the canditates to ensure that feuding parties are brought together for the growth of the party.”
He was also optimistic that the party will still retain majority in Parliament even though 40 sitting MPs lost to other contenders during the primaries.