Politics in Africa has been so corrupted that free and fair elections are very rare. The welfare of ordinary people is not all that important to African politicians any longer. Many African leaders continue to abuse the law, using power and intimidation to impoverish ordinary people who stand in hot weather to vote.
In many African countries, people have lost confidence in the ruling governments. Even though they have no solutions to the common people’s problems, during elections they will do whatever it takes to rig the results, either by increasing or reducing the number of votes of competing candidates. It is very common to see failed ruling parties giving large amounts of money to ordinary people to vote for them.
Source: Modern Ghana