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Bawumia’s character does not befit a Vice-President – Minority hits back

By Lorlornyofm November 9, 2017 10:35

Bawumia’s character does not befit a Vice-President – Minority hits back

Minority MPs in Parliament have assessed the temperament of Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, concluding that he is not fit for his office.

The Minority said the recent attacks by Dr Bawumia on former President John Mahama clearly indicates that Vice President does not befit the Flagstaff House.

At a press conference in Accra on Wednesday, November 8, former Deputy Finance Minister and a ranking member on Parliament’s Finance Committee, Cassiel Ato Forson said, “I hope that after saying this, the Vice-President, who is known for attacking people does not attack my person. He is occupying the office of the Vice-President so I will plead with him to watch his temperament. His temperament does not befit the office of a Vice-President.”

Casiel Ato Forson

The press conference was held to comment on the recently issued GHȻ6 billion bond.

The Minority is convinced the bond issue was a failure.

The amount raised for the 10-year and 7-year bond at an interest rate of 19.5% fell short by GHS1.4 billion.

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“This monumental failure is a classic vote of no confidence in the economy and the economic management team led by the Vice-President of the Republic,” the Minority said.

Ato Forson said anytime the failure of the current government is highlighted the Vice President “runs away from the fact to say, ‘you don’t read’”.

Dr Bawumia recently took a swipe at former President John Mahama for saying that the recently launched digital addressing system was a sham.

Former President Mahama on Sunday described the GhanaPostGPS as pitiful and embarrassing.

“Why will you embarrass the President [Nana Akufo-Addo] so much? You go and take a whole President to bring him to come and launch a system that is 419,” John Mahama had said.

In a swift rebuttal, the day later, the Vice President urged Mr Mahama to read and appraise himself with facts before criticising the government, a comment the Minority found insulting.

By Lorlornyofm November 9, 2017 10:35
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