According to former president John Mahama, the government only started patching up portions of the roads in Kumawu, Ashanti Region, because of the by-election on Tuesday.
Prior to the late MP Philip Basoah’s burial on Saturday, Mr. Mahama was in the district on Friday.
He advised the voters that the current frenzy of ongoing road work in the constituency would not have occurred if it weren’t for the upcoming by-election forced by the MP’s passing.
In addition, he asked them to accept all the payments the NPP offered them in exchange for their votes but to cast their ballots against the party on May 23, 2023, the scheduled date for the by-election.
The National Democratic Congress’s candidate for president in 2024, Mr. Mahama, stated that he views the MP’s passing as a sacrifice for the residents of Kumawu since, in his estimation, were it not for that coincidence, the government would not have dealt with the constituency in terms of building their roads.
Despite the ‘tugyimie’ rice the NPP has been buying votes with, Mr. Mahama advised the residents of Bodomase to reject the party.
Instead, he urged them to support Mr. Kwasi Amankwaa, well known as Tom Cee, the NDC’s candidate.
In the event that his party wins the upcoming general elections, he pledged to finish the unfinished large-scale projects in the constituency as a legacy of the NDC.