Presidency not remedial classes- Bawumia to Mahama

iReport.com.gh | Ghana Oct 16, 2020 12 day(s) ago
Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia
Vice President of Ghana, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, says the Presidency is not a place for correction of mistakes by inconsistent leaders.

Former President Mahama is seeking re-election to the Presidency and he says that he will correct his mistakes if he is given a second chance.

But Dr. Bawumia took a swipe at Mahama’s claim of rejuvenation, saying the Presidency is a place for serious business, not for correction of mistakes.

“The Presidency is not remedial classes for correction of mistakes,” Dr. Bawumia said on Ash FM in Kumasi during an exclusive interview on Tuesday, October 13.

“It is a place for serious work and serious business.”

Dr. Bawumia emphasized that former President Mahama’s administration was so erratic that it left the country in ruins, leading to his eventual defeat in 2016.

The Vice President added that even in opposition and as a Presidential candidate, the former has been so inconsistent that he can no longer be trusted.

“We all saw how badly he managed this country and the economy which led to many problems, such as dumsor. They could not pay for basic allowances and services.”

“Even in opposition, he hasn’t changed and he says he will correct his mistakes.”

The Vice President listed many policy contradictions and inconsistencies to support his point that former President Mahama lacks clear policies and vision, and can therefore, not be trusted.

“Mahama is full of inconsistencies and contradictions. He says one thing today, and another tomorrow,’ Dr. Bawumia said.

“He banned okada, now he says he will legalize it. He was in favour of teacher licensure exams, now he says he will cancel it. He cancelled Arabic instructors allowance, which we have restored, and now he says he supports it. He said he wasn’t a magician to create jobs, now he says he will create one million jobs. When we introduced Free SHS, he said it was a hoax and 419, now he says he will expand it.”

“When he was President, he advocated for the independence of the Electoral Commission, but he is now attacking the EC.”

“Where is the consistency and where is the credibility?”

Dr. Bawumia is currently on a tour of the Ashanti Region.

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