The National Coordinator of the 2016 NDC Campaign, Kofi Adams has okayed President Mahama’s sharing of monies on his campaign trail ahead of a crucial poll slated for December.
“The President is just like any other person and a Ghanaian so he’s free to give gifts to people. There is nothing wrong with him doling out money to people, if indeed he did that, Kofi Adams told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa 102.5 FM Thursday.
Some media platforms were awash with an alleged video footage recently in which the president is seen standing in his open-top V8 Toyota Landcruiser and doling out cash to people in the street during a campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region.
The video, which has since gone viral and captured on several websites, was obviously shot by an amateur photographer who was reportedly observing proceedings from the balcony of a storey building.
In that video, the presidential convoy is seen moving at a snail pace on the streets of Sabon Zongo at Abossey Okai with President Mahama spotting a white cap on top of a black coloured T-shirt and responding to cheers from admirers.
As the crowd cheered him on, he beckoned someone from the crowd to come and ordered his driver to stop.
He is then seen reaching out for money from the vehicle and giving it out to the person, who meandered his way through the crowd amidst tight security to take the money.
As the vehicle began to move, the president beckoned a few others to come and he reached out for more cash from the car for them.
But Mr. Adams has risen to the defense of his Flagbearer insisting that the said act shouldn’t be condemned since the President is passionate towards humanity.
He’s been sharing monies sometimes maybe it is because of the timing that we’re judging him wrongly, he added.
He said: “Politics is limiting the pride in our culture as one people where one can easily attend to a brother’s need. this is part of our culture and we must not throw these things away because of politics.”