News Politics Vote Buying Rocks NDC Primaries …Mahama Buys Delegates With Cash, Food To Emerge Flagbearer By admin Posted on February 25, 2019 4 min read 0 0 433 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr By Our Reporter The National Democratic Congress (NDC) Presidential Primaries which was held last Saturday have been rocked by massive vote buying by John Mahama. John Mahama was voted to lead the party in 2020. His second coming which was ‘overwhelmingly’ sanctioned was marked with high level of vote buying to the disadvantage of the other candidates who were not clothed with the financial muscle to buy the conscience of the delegates. Before voting begun on Saturday, cash, gifts, provision of food among others were the inducing mechanism that John Mahama and his group used to confuse the minds of the NDC delegates into voting for him. As voting starts in all 275 constituencies across the country in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) presidential race, the menace of vote influencing reared its ugly head, predominantly from the Mahama camp. Food packs branded with images of John Mahama, and thumb printed packs of food were doled out to every single delegate. The NDC as a party even though was aware of the vote buying spree that was embarked on by John Mahama, the leadership was silent, and virtually treated reports lodged by other candidates with kids gloves. Although some candidates raised issues regarding attempts by some to buy votes and even file a formal complaint to the party leadership ahead of the voting, the party leadership which was believed to be in the pockets of John Mahama glossed over the complaints. Former President John Dramani Mahama at the end was elected to lead the NDC into the 2020 elections justifying the prediction of pundits that he remains by a petering distance, the party’s most marketed candidate. He garnered 95.24% of the vote, leaving six others to squabble over less than 5% in a poll that involved about 330,000 NDC voters. Prof. Joshua Alabi managed only 3,399 representing 1.516% of votes cast while the man said to have mentored Mahama in politics, Alban Sumana Kingsford Bagbin placed third with 2,313 (1.032%). Goosie Tanoh got a shot at his most cherished political ambition but polled 2,038 votes (0.909%) to place fourth. Ekow Spio-Gabrah placed fifth with 1457 votes (0.650%), Sylvester Mensah managed 932 votes (0.415%) with Nurudeen Iddrisu securing 513 votes (0.231) to place sixth and seventh, respectively. Interestingly, these delegates who have gladly availed themselves to be bribed have been described as Jews who chose Barabbas, over Jesus Christ. Peeved by the outcome of the result and the level of enticement the Campaign Manager for Professor Joshua Alabi, Nii Amasah Namoale, said the delegates who were bought by John Mahama are Jews who chose Barabbas, over Jesus Christ, for paltry sums and common food. Although he refused to mention names, he said is unhappy with the result of the election.