News June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Shameless political stunts African leaders use to win elections

Mildred Europa Taylor | Head of Content

Mildred Europa Taylor June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm

June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News

Ghana's former president cleaning gutters ahead of the 2016 general election

Over the weekend, social media and major media platforms were flooded with pictures of Zimbabwean president, Emmerson Mnangagwa queuing along with ordinary people to buy fried chicken at a fast food outlet in a town in the capital, Harare.

With just a month to the country’s general election, people were not enthused with the move to appear as a people’s president, seeing it more as an election stunt.

Emmerson getting his food — Mbare Times

But he can’t be blamed, as, over the years, many African leaders have come up with some rather ridiculous means just to win favour with voters.

They do everything feasible, including devising various tactics just to woo electorates to get them to vote for them in upcoming elections.

Here are some of their election gimmicks:

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