*Projects and Programs count in Ghana’s Elections – Buabeng Asamoah*
Former Director of Communications of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and spokesperson for Alan Kyerematen’s campaign, Mr. Yaw Buaben Asamoa has said that Ghana’s elections have been won on projects and Programs except the 1992 and 1996 elections when people voted on fears because of the migration of PNDC into NDC.
This was made known by Mr. Buabeng Asamoah on Plan B FM morning show ‘Nkosuo Nsem’ when speaking with Nana Yaw Abromoa.
He vehemently debunked reports that the ongoing road projects in the area is being used by government to attract votes from the constituents.
“Athough all the projects were already on contract lobbied by the late Member of Parliament Mr. Basoa. Every political party in Ghana that has won an election was based on the projects and programs that the political party intends to implement that suit the ears of the electorates,” he said.
He furthered that, the seven successive democratic elections conducted in Ghana between 1992 and 2016 have resulted in a peaceful alternation of power between two major political parties; namely the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
Whiles this remains a major step in consolidating multiparty democracy and a model for Africa,
Looking at the electoral politics of Ghana since 1992, it would be observed that, different factors have accounted for the electoral dynamics as well as electoral victories and defeats.
Some political pundits have attributed these dynamics to issues of ethnic bloc voting, Political power capture by the two dominant political parties among other myriads factors.
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