Last campaign day this Friday before the presidential and legislative elections on Sunday. The timing of the last major meetings of the 13 presidential candidates. For REN-LAC, the national anti-corruption network, this campaign was marked by divisions in alarming proportions, according to the NGO, by food, money and even fuel. REN-LAC also condemns the distribution of campaign devices when the law prohibits this type of practice.
With our special correspondent in Ouagadougou, Carine Frenk
Since the transition, the law has banned the distribution of campaign gadgets, loincloths in Faso Danfani, t-shirts, hats and other keychains bearing the candidates’ drawings. But since the parties never lack ideas, they have found a way to get around the law by distributing loincloths and t-shirts without logos. Only in party colors …
In his small business, Abidin makes his accounts. He sold t-shirts to 5 candidates. “Some took more than 3,000, others took 2,000, others more than 500 or 200. On each t-shirt, our margin was 200-300 francs, it’s a bit of moving the business forward and that allows us to create relationships.”
Sagado Nacanabo, executive secretary of REN-LAC, the National Anti-Corruption Network, regrets that the candidates do not respect the spirit of the law. “This law wanted these choices to be made without buying a conscience and by doing so we see that they are striving to buy a conscience at all costs and that is a shame. We, what we are asking the voters, are to ignore all this outburst of money and to vote according to their intimate convictions. ”
If some candidates admit to having used these methods, others assure that it is their supporters who choose to dress in the colors of the party and that it is really their right.