Spokesperson of former President John Mahama, James Agyenim Boateng has said Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, unbeknownst to him, has become a butt of all forms of jokes in Ghana for which reason he must accord and conduct his office’s affairs with “maturity respect and decency.”
The statement was in reaction to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia calling Mr Mahama “the incompetent one who wants to come back to do more damage”.
But in a reply-statement copied to MyNewsGh.com by the Mahama team, they say Dr Bawumia needs to “mature” and stop the reckless talk as he is no longer “propaganda running mate” but rather an occupant of the office of the Vice President of Ghana.
BAWUMIA HAS BROUGHT THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTO DISREPUTE
The Office of the Vice President was brought into disrepute in a viral video in which Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, whilst pretending to perform official duties, descended to his lowest to call former President John Dramani Mahama names.
It is sad to note that after nearly halfway through the four-year term of the government of which Dr Bawumia is the Vice President, he still lacks the presence of mind to appreciate the distinction between his role as Vice President and that of his propagandist running mate days on campaign platforms.
Whilst reminding Dr Bawumia that any needless and unprovoked attack on former President Mahama on any day will not go unanswered, we wish to remind him that the Office of the Vice President is conducted with grace, decency and maturity, not reckless and unrestrained talk.
Let him also be reminded that respect for political office holders is earned and that if he chooses to play it dirty, he will get it back in equal measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
We wish to draw Dr Bawumia’s attention to the fact that whilst he is busily majoring in minors and taking to cheap and unsophisticated politics, the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party for which Ghanaians voted for them have yet to be fulfilled.
It is shocking that Vice President Bawumia who has become the butt of all jokes in the country for his inability to match his performance on the job and the management of the economy with his numerous propagandist lectures in opposition has the temerity to call former President J John Dramani Mahama names.
Mr Mahama and his government have a solid record of investment in education, energy, roads, healthcare and aviation infrastructure, among others and we can understand both the frustration and desperation of Dr Bawumia and his NPP following the rousing reception which has greeted Mr Mahama’s campaign tours in the regions.
We also wish to assure the public that nothing from Mr Mahama’s political opponents will stop him from taking the NDC to victory in the 2020 elections so that Ghanaians can be saved from the high cost of living, job losses and general economic hardship under the NPP administration.
TUESDAY, 9TH OCTOBER 2018 TAMALE
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