Politics of Saturday, 12 December 2015
A presidential aspirant of the Peoples National Convention (PNC), Hassan Ayariga, has been accused of engaging in vote buying at the party’s national delegates congress underway in the capital of the Upper West Region, Wa.
Mr. Ayariga who failed in his first attempt to win the presidential elections in 2012 on the ticket of the PNC, is alleged have shared freebies to delegates in a bid to convince them to re-elect him for the 2016 general election.
According to his accusers, he distributed mobile phones, motorcycles, cash among others.
Delegates of the PNC have converged in Wa to elect executives to lead the party. A total of 1,536 delegates are expected to take part in the process.
Meanwhile some delegates have started leaving the congress grounds due to a late start. Most of them were seen loitering in the Wa Township in search of food.
It’s unclear exactly when the congress will start since the party’s National Executive Council (NEC) is holding a crunch meeting before the commencement of the programme.
Personnel from the Ghana Police service and officials of the Electoral Commission are set for the congress.
Click photos to see Ayariga’s freebies to some delegates