The Member of Parliament for Wa West Joseph Yileh Chireh is cautioning supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) against campaigning via social media.
According to him, the surest way to get the NDC retained is by visiting electorate at the grassroots to espouse the work of the government.
“Already many of you are beginning to become WhatsApp politicians,” the veteran lawmaker told a gathering of NDC supporters in his constituency over the weekend.
He added: “I care a lot about what goes on in WhatsApp. I was born before computer; I am a BBC – born before computer – but if you want to reach out to those who will vote for the NDC it is not necessarily WhatsApp.”
The former Health Minister charged NDC communicators to be more proactive by projecting “the development that the NDC is carrying out.”
“Those of you who are in charge of communication, let us be careful that we approach people directly, and appeal to their consciences, let them see the development that the NDC is carrying out and see the future as a bright future.”
Ghana goes to the polls for the seventh time under the Fourth Republic to elect parliamentarians and a new president on November 7, 2016.
The presidential race is a close contest between incumbent President John Dramani Mahama and main opposition leader Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. It will be the second time the duo are facing off after the NDC flagbearer defeated the NPP candidate in the 2012 polls which was validated at the Supreme Court.