The Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, has dismissed media reports that President John Mahama in his quest to be re-elected embarked on money-sharing spree to court some cheap votes.
According to the Daily Guide, a video footage surfaced on social media in which the president is seen standing in his open-top V8 Toyota Land Cruiser and dolling out cash to people during a campaign tour of the Greater Accra region.
But speaking Thursday on Joy FM, Mr. Debrah said the reportage attributed to the said video is misleading and frivolous as presidents do not carry cash around.
“…I believe that under no circumstance he [Mahama] would be splashing money around. Most a times, that is something that people have not taken notice…presidents, I don’t know where that thing came from, they don’t carry money on them,” he said.
“Anytime, the president walks, he doesn’t carry cash on him. It is usually either with the ADC or some of the protocol officers. They tell us that that is the tradition from generation that–presidents do not carry cash,” added Mr. Debrah saying, “so, I’ll be very surprised for president Mahama to carry cash.”