Money-sharing video Mahama wasn't buying votes, but was 'indiscreet' - Baako

Speaking on Joy FM's News analysis programme "Newsfile" on Saturday, he described the act as an act of "indiscretion."

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The Managing Editor of the New Crusading Guide Newspaper Abdul Malik Kwaku Baako has said a video showing president John Mahama sharing money to some selected persons cannot constitute vote buying.

Speaking on Joy FM's News analysis programme "Newsfile" on Saturday, the veteran journalists and political commentator said it was an act of "indiscretion."

"We watched the video carefully and that cannot be a vote-buying exercise, it cannot be, but I think it was also indiscreet, he said.

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“There is a campaign team out there. When the president is out there, there is a campaign team with him. When such things happen, I believe communication is that effective among themselves for some party campaign elements to take care of that situation rather than the president himself going out to do those things in order to show compassion, to show that: ‘I’m human;’ it can be misread, it can be misinterpreted…” 
he added.

Meanwhile President John Mahama has explained in an interview with the Daily Post newspaper that he gave the money on compassionate grounds after a little girl with a tray of boiled egg fell and the crowd trampled on the fallen eggs during his tour of the Agbogbloshie market in the Greater Accra Region.

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