Former Ghanaian president, John Mahama turned public gardener for 2020 election
London, Nov 10, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The world over, politicians are extra-ordinary people who do extra-ordinary things to try to convince people to vote for them
But when elections approach, there’s nothing these set of people won’t try to sway public votes.
One of the many popular things they engage in is visits to popular places like hospitals, schools. Charity-cheerful giving is another.
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In Africa, politicians do pay school fees, distribute textbooks, sponsorship on pilgrimage are all common gestures you notice when elections approach.
But in Ghana, a former president who is also a presidential candidate in 2020 election, John Mahama went a different way. He became a public gardener cutting public grass on a major road
On Saturday, the former president led some of his security detail to clear the median of the road around the new military cemetery in Accra.
The area had been overgrown with weeds, obstructing the view of motorists, especially towards the roundabout.
A video sighted by Citi News showed Mr. Mahama using a weed cutter to clear what had stolen some beauty from the road.
John Mahama was elected flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in February 2019 to lead the party in an attempt to snatch power from the incumbent, Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) government.
Just a few weeks ago, actor turned politician, John Dumelo was also seen pushing a refuse truck after a clean-up exercise organised by youths of Mempasem, a suburb of Accra
John Mahama’s message during such his election is to emphasize that the NDC is a better option to the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) under President Nana Akufo-Addo.