A Deputy Minister for Works and Housing and Member of Parliament (MP) for Cape Coast North Barbara Asher Ayisi has distributed aluminum basins to her constituents, in what some see as a vote-buying scheme.
Pictures of the basins, branded in New Patriotic Party (NPP), have been splashed on social media with accusations that she is engaged in a vote-buying scheme as the campaign for the seat heats up.
Ms Barbara Asher Ayisi, who won the seat on the ticket of the NPP in 2016 and was appointed Deputy Minister of Education in 2017 and later moved to Works and Housing is up against formidable the formidable candidate of opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).
She has been castigated for attempting to buy votes with the branded basins barely a few months after she was seen in a video donating a cash amount of GHS10,000 to some macho men in an Abura gym.
Videos of the Deputy Minister presenting the cash to the centre went viral, as it was suggested that the move was essentially to pay macho men for their services ahead of the 2020 elections.
But according to her, the donation was a redemption of a special promise made to the body building centre prior to the 2016 election for the purposes of renovating the facility.
“I don’t know why people are so angry about the cash I presented to my own constituency. I should rather be commended for redeeming my promise,” she told MyNewsGh.com
She added that “I don’t know why the video came out. It could be NPP or NDC but I’m okay and don’t see anything wrong with it.”