The comparative analysis of economic achievements between former President John Mahama and President Akufo-Addo, championed by Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has been described as a sign of a deeply frustrated person.
To Johnson Asiedu Nketia, Secretary-General of the Opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr. Bawumia is acting out frustrations by displaying concert party antics by raising such economic issues.
Speaking at Okay FM’s Ade Akye Abia Morning Show, he argued that Dr. Bawumia does not seem to be talking about his duties as Vice-President.
“Dr. Bawumia does not know his responsibility as Vice-President, and that’s why he’s going to have a concert party. I’ve gone out of my way to list the Vice-President ‘s responsibilities, and I thought he ‘d pick lessons from that, but it doesn’t seem, “he said.
“He’s already exhibiting the antics of the concert crowd. The devil’s going to find work for idle hands. Since he doesn’t know his job description, he runs all over the place trying to fit into the governance structure, “slammed Asiedu Nketia.
He said, “At one moment, he’s an interviewer asking questions, and in another point of time, he’s an economist thinking about economic problems. It’s a sign of frustration; he just doesn’t know why he’s a vice president. When you don’t know where you’re going, there’s a path that will take you there.”
The NDC Chief Scribe, however, said that his party was centered and would not encourage Dr. Bawumia ‘s anger to deceive them to participate in any needless economic chaos, and charged him (Vice-President) with going to try his co-equals.
“We ‘re not going to let his anger confuse us; we ‘re not going to abandon our job to react to his dissatisfaction by worrying about his concerns. If he wants to ask concerns, he can look for his class because he doesn’t fit Naana Opoku-Agyemang,” he said.
The Vice President, on Tuesday, told former President John Mahama that the 2020 presidential election was a option between his eight-year record as Vice President and President and the three-and-a-half-year record of Nana Akufo-Addo as President.
Former President Mahama has made a number of promises to attract Ghanaians, but in a post on his official Facebook page, Dr. Bawumia told the former president that Ghanaians should judge him by his “terrible record as president,” not by his new-found promises.
“The preference of Ghanaians on the 7th of December is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Fortunately, both of them have records. John Mahama has been Vice President and President for eight years, and Nana Akufo-Addo has been President for three and a half years.
“It’s not about what you say in opposition, it’s about what you do in government. What fundamentally matters to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to handle the economy and ease the misery of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve,” the Vice President wrote.