The opposition New Patriotic Party, NPP has described as 'irresponsible' comments made by President John Dramani Mahama on the party’s vice presidential candidate, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
Mahama's 'incompetent' tag on Bawumia 'irresponsible' - NPP
President Mahama, addressing some NDC supporters during his Greater Accra tour chastised Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for saying he is incompetent.
"...Did you hear Bawumia say incompetent Mahama? You’ve never held any responsibility near the presidency before; you don’t know what it is like to be President."I’ll take that from Kufuor or from Rawlings because they’ve been there before. All of you guys [NPP critics] have never ever come near the presidency. [Do] you know what it takes to be a President? And you stand and say ‘incompetent Mahama administration.
But, Deputy communications director for the New Patriotic Party, Perry Okudzeto in an interview with Accra-based Citi FM said the campaign strategy of the President is rather rude and unfortunate.“I think the approach of the president is irresponsible. It is irresponsible in the sense that if you have followed the president’s campaign around the country, on Saturday he was up north talking tribal politics, today he is in Accra talking about incompetence.”
“I think that the Ghanaian people are the ones who have judged the president’s performance as incompetence. Incompetence is based on the job at hand as president of Ghana. The goals, the vision that the party or he himself is supposed to have, the approach to solving and resolving the issues that confront the Ghanaian people and he has failed woefully in the governance process and in leading this country,” Okudzeto added.
Justifying the president's comment, Deputy Communications Minister, Felix Kwakye Ofosu said “When you have a situation where the flag bearer and the deputy flag bearer of the NPP repeat lies told by flag bearers, it is necessary to point out these lies and make it clear to the people of Ghana that this is not a serious party.”
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