Political Science Lecturer at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Mohammed Abass has expressed his thoughts on whether electorates should be educated on policies before voting for political leaders.
Some political leaders in their quest for power appeal to these electorates and forget about their plight after being voted into power, he added.
Speaking to Rainbow Radio’s Kwadwo Asiedu Ansah today [Thursday], the Political Science lecturer said, it is long overdue we began to educate electorates on campaign policies prior to elections.
He also said that these must be educated on developmental projects that affect their lives. Prior to elections, these electorates must be allowed to forward issues bothering them to these politicians before casting their votes.
This he said will help electorates cast votes not based on party preferences but vote for leaders whose policies are in conformity with the challenges faced by these voters in their respective electoral areas.
Electorates would be enlightened to make right choices at polls. When the needed education is given to these citizens, it would go a long way to put political leaders on their toes, he stressed.
By: Priscilla Obeng Asantewaa (Intern, Rainbow Radio)