President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has cautioned the Ghanaian electorates and party faithfuls to kick against “skirt and blouse” voting in the 2020 general elections.
He said “skirt and blouse” voting would not help the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to achieve the total victory it wants in the elections and would also hinder his government vision for the country.
Some disgruntled party supporters in recent times have punished their parties by adopting the ‘skirt and blouse’ phenomenon –they split the votes by casting for their presidential candidate and the parliamentary candidate of an opposing party or vice versa.
Addressing the people of the Bono Region in his recent visit, the President said “I need people I can work with when I am elected for the second term. Since I cannot do it alone, there is the need for you to ensure that I have a strong majority to assist me in Parliament”.
“It is because of this that I now have the courage to appear before you to ask for another mandate,” he said, adding that “there is the need for you to vote in one way, it is the elephant for the presidency and an elephant majority in Parliament.”