IMANI Ghana has taken swipe at the running mate of the New Patriotic Party, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for “interpreting unfairly ” some data
In a statement signed by its president, Osempakani Kaakyire Kofi, it said: “It was a great shock to us, the Movement for the Kingdom Image (MFKI), a Christian group, to hear the consistent condemnation and attacks on Dr Mahamudu Bawumia by the political think tank IMANI Ghana after his recent lecture on the state of the economy of Ghana.
Dr. Bawumia at a public lecture at the National Theatre on Thursday, September 8, under the theme: ‘State of Ghana’s Economy – Foundation of Concrete or Straw?’, labelled President Mahama's administration as the worst in the history of the Ghana and some revelations made on the economy.
Soon after, IMANI Ghana has taken swipe at Bawumia for “interpreting unfairly ” some data for “partisan advantage”.
According to the group, “We were also highly disappointed in IMANI Ghana to hear them describe Dr Bawumia’s lecture as political rather than a reality or otherwise academic. In the first place Dr Bawumia is a politician and you don't expect him to give such lectures without ending up by making the sitting government unpopular per his lectures and we think that is normal.
“Again, this is not the first time a politician is saying something that ends up favouring his political party, but why has IMANI been quiet on those times but now attacking Bawumia's lectures only to kill its effect.”
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“Moreover, where were IMANI Ghana when Finance Minister Seth Terkper, delivering the state of the economy address, turned to praising his government for an excellent performance? While Ghanaians were crying over hardship, instead of the Minister of state to speak for the people, he was doing politics with the economy.
Below is the full statement by IMANI Ghana