The Deployment and Vandalization of Political Party Posters:The Case of Ghana’s 2012 Elections
02 July, 2015
This policy brief attempts to provide some insights into the uses and abuses of election posters in election campaigns in Ghana. The brief is based on an election conflict project which was commissioned by the Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) as part of its domestic election observation and monitoring exercise during the 2012 elections in Ghana.1 During this monitoring exercise, it was found that party posters, even though had a pivotal role in the elections, become the most targeted medium of violence throughout the electoral period. This brief focuses mainly on the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) poster campaign strategies because of thhigh level of sophistication and abuses that was evident during the 2012 elections.