Former President Jerry John Rawlings has described as worrying the penchant for buying votes by some National Democratic Congress (NDC) officers during the party congress.
In an exclusive interview with Jonathan Donkor of the Ghanaian Times newspaper and published in the Thursday November 22, 2018 edition, Mr Rawlings declined to put the individuals into the aforementioned categories except to say the combination was not uncommon
He expressed his disapproval of what he described as the use of money to “corrupt the sanctity of the right of choice” at the various elections in the party adding that; “the misuse of money has undermined the force of our conviction.
Practice, he said had been going on since the late former President John Evans Atta Mills’ leadership and had worsened today.
“The use of money to corrupt the sanctity of the right of choice is one of the worst mistakes we could have ever made,” he pointed out.
He questioned where some aspirants got such huge monies to induce delegates when the party can’t afford to pay for its utilities at various party offices.
The former President believes some people were not elected on merit and it will affect the party adversely.