Mahama vs. Bawumia: Bawumia did not mention Mahama’s name-Dr. Gideon Boako

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Vice presidential spokesman, Dr. Gideon Baoko has indicated that the vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia never mentioned former president John Dramani Mahama’s name in his commentary about the ‘incompetent one coming back to do more damage’.

According to him, the reaction of Mr. Mahama and his campaign team to the Vice President’s comments including the issuance of a long press release authored by the former president’s spokesman, James Agyenim Boateng shows that Dr. Bawumia is right after all.

The vice president while meeting Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in Accra last Friday, said ‘’I hear the incompetent one wants to come back. He wants to come and do more damage, as if he has not done enough damage. We are waiting for him, we are waiting for him, Oh my God’’.

This prompted the former president’s team to issue a statement serving notice they will descend into the gutters with the vice president and reply in equal measure if he continues to throw jabs at Mr. Mahama.

The team’s letter authored by Mr. James Agyenim Boateng was laced with unpleasant words including a ‘joke’ and ‘pretending to be working’ to describe the vice president.

But speaking responding to the posturing of the former president’s team, Dr. Boako said Mr. Mahama has assumed the status of a statesman and must operate in accordance with high standards, adding that he must be measured in his commentary while on the campaign trail.

‘’So if Dr. Bawumia did not mention your name and you get your spokesperson who has been a deputy Minister before to issue such an insulting statement, does that mean Mr. Mahama agrees that he is really incompetent?’’ he quizzed on an Accra based radio station and monitored by

Comparing the tenure of former president Mahama as vice president at the time and the tenure of Dr. Bawumia as vice president currently, Dr. Boako opined that Mr. Mahama’s tenure was characterized by the infamous helicopter purchase corruption issue, adding that Dr. Bawumia has proven to be unblemished and cannot be tagged as a corrupt person.

According to Dr. Boako, the NDC ranting about government’ s no-show in terms of infrastructure development is baseless, arguing that the NDC during their tenure never had a single block or brick to show during their first 18 months in office.

He said Dr. Bawumia’s focus over the last 18 months has been to transform the economy, a task he has discharged very creditably

According to him, government, through the Synohydro facility will embark on massive infrastructure development in the country.



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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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