A Senior Lecturer at the University of Ghana Business School, Professor Kobby Mensah, holds the view that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), may struggle to regain the trust of Ghanaian voters. In his perspective, Dr. Bawumia has a track record of unfulfilled promises, making it challenging for Ghanaians to have faith in his new commitments.
During an interview on Accra-based Neat FM on Monday, November 6, 2023, as reported by Graphic Online, Prof. Mensah expressed his concerns regarding the role of money in influencing political leadership. He stressed the need for political parties to take action against members who attempt to sway voting patterns through monetary means, suggesting that such individuals should be investigated by security agencies.
Prof. Kobby Mensah emphasized the importance of volunteers working for political parties when they believe in the leadership, asserting that parties should not be paying delegates to perform party-related tasks. He argued that becoming a delegate should be seen as an opportunity to acquire leadership skills, and politicians who resort to paying delegates for their votes should feel ashamed.
In essence, Professor Mensah’s statements highlight the erosion of trust in political promises and the influence of money in politics, while also underscoring the need for more principled and ethical engagement in the political landscape.