Former President John Agyekum Kufuor has urged Ghanaians to be circumspect as they exercise their franchise at the polls in November.
According to the former president, a vote for the wrong set of people could have a negative impact on their quality of life.
In former President Kufuor’s view, leadership is key in driving societal change and development hence Ghanaians must scrutinize the choices before them during general elections.
He was speaking on the side-lines of a public lecture on Sustainable Development goals and Economic growth in Africa delivered by Special Advisor to the UN secretary General, Prof. Jeffery Sachs.
“It all depends on governance and leadership… When you are citizen, you must know that your vote is evidence of your sovereignty as an individual. If you have power to send some people to manage your affairs and better your lot and you throw that power away, what do you expect? So we must learn the uses, the right and positive uses of our power.”
Former President Kufuor’s call follows another former President, Jerry John Rawlings, who appealed to Ghanaians to vote for their preferred political parties during the election.
By: Nana Ama Agyemang Asante/ghanadecides.com/Ghana