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In Ghana Politicians emulate their Nigerian counterparts

Politicians in Ghana have adopted the same campaign strategies employed by their Nigerian counterparts in trying to get to the grassroots.

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Ghanaian politicians are now copying their Nigerian counterparts play

Ghanaian politicians are now copying their Nigerian counterparts


The run-up to the general elections will be held in Ghana in December 2016, has thrown up a campaign strategy similar to the model often adopted by Nigerian politicians.

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According to a Facebook user, Issahaku B. Gbene, politicians in that country have been going to the grassroots where they undertake menial jobs in order to woo voters.

Dr. Kpeash Whyte is now a hairdresser

Photo Credit: Issahaku B. Gbene

Gbene took to his wall to post photos of  different politicians seeking for votes cooking meals, pounding 'Banku', (a local delicacy), and even plaiting female hair all in a bid to get into the hearts of the people.

Gbene particularly mentioned the Chairman of the National Service Scheme (NSS), Dr. Kpesah Whyte, pounding 'Banku' in a village while the Accra Metropolitan Assembly (AMA) boss, Dr. Alfred Vandapuije, turned himself into a hairdresser.

Dr. Kpeash Whyte making a meal

Photo Credit: Issahaku B. Gbene

This is  what Gbene wrote on his wall:

"On the left, is the NSS Boss, Dr. Kpesah Whyte, driving banku for votes like the hay days of Bukom Banku at James town.

To the right is the AMA Lord Mayor, Dr. Alfred Vandapuije, plating hair for votes like the hustling hairdresser in my home village struggling to put body and soul together.

I trust that after the elections, they will continue with these social interventions for the good of humanity!"


During the campaigns for the 2015 elections in Nigeria, some politicians took their campaign to the streets, trying to be at one with the people.

Rochas Okorocha as a caring grassroots politician

Photo Credit: Flame Ville

Current Minister for Transport, Rotimi Amaechi in particular, was seen at a popular market in Port Harcourt, plaiting the hair of a woman while Ekiti State Governor, Ayo Fayose, went around the markets selling cowhide (Kpomo) as well selling roasted plaintain.

Rotimi Amaechi became a hairdresser

Photo Credit: Bibire's Blog

Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, turned into a roasted corn seller while the present First Lady, Aisha Buhari, was an 'akara' (bean cake) seller, all in the bid to woo voters.

Aisha Buhari the Mama 'Akara'. play

Aisha Buhari the Mama 'Akara'.


Aisha Buhari frying akara

Photo Credit: Pulse

Also Read: "Man Of The People: Gov. Ayo Fayose enjoys his Asun (Goat Meat) in Ekiti"

Even the present Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode was not left out as he stopped along a street in the state to buy roasted plantain while Osun State Governor, Rauf Aregbesola showed he is at home with school pupils as he dressed as one of them.

Rauf Aregbesola at one with his pupils

Photo Credit: Dailymail Nigeria


Akinwunmi Ambode stopping by to patronise plantain seller

Photo Credit: Nairaland

Do you think politicians who follow this train still remember the people when they get into power?»

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