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People Do Not Vote Based On Traditional Preference Anymore - Dr. Nsiah Reveals

Political Science Lecturer in the University of Auburn, Alabama in the U.S.A says our democracy has grown to a point where people no longer vote based on mere preference for a political party but on policies and the intelligence of your manifesto.

There was a time in the history of Ghana where people do not perfectly understand how democracy works, and so electorates were voting based on personal love for a political party, tribal preference, family influence and many other factor which was taken into consideration. But it is no longer so any more to some extent as people are more concerned about good policies and how it will benefit them in the long run. 

Speaking on the issue of the NDC`S petition to court on the Key Point show on TV3, Dr. Nsiah stated that Ghana`s democracy has come far and people no more vote just on mere traditional love for a party, but the intelligence and reality of your manifesto therefore electorates should not be taken for granted. So he believes the NDC taken their case to court is the right thing and in the right direction to clear doubts and also restore the faith we have in our institutions, so whoever wins the case is in the interest of the country.

It is in the right direction to take the case to court, Ghana is growing in our democracy and so political parties should not take electorates for granted. People do not longer vote based on mere political affiliation or traditional interest but the realisation of your promise, but we are hoping for the best in the ruling so that the trust we have in our judicial system is maintained and that other African countries can learn from us.”

The Lecturer again advised colleagues of Mahama in the NDC to back him because this is the time they can show their loyalty to the party but they should avoid any utterances that will downplay the integrity of our judiciary or things that will spike up violence.

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