Shameless political stunts African leaders use to win elections

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

June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

June 21, 2018 at 12:00 pm | News

Ghana’s former president, John Mahama cleaning Accra’s gutters

African leaders cleaning gutters

African leaders ordinarily do not get on the grounds to do dirty jobs, but when it comes to canvassing for votes, they are ready to do anything at all.

Ghana’s former president, Jerry Rawlings has been described as the one to have set the pace for these kinds of jobs for other African presidents to follow. Since then, other former presidents like Ghana’s John Mahama have been seen cleaning gutters largely for votes.

Magufuli picking up rubbish — BBC

In 2015, Tanzania’s president, John Magufuli was captured collecting rubbish from the street outside the State House as he joined hundreds of residents for a clean-up exercise in the city, Dar es Salaam.

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