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Letter to the editor … Amidst the lies against Dr Bawumia, his reputation soars

botchway October 10, 2018


It is trite knowledge that H.E Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, with dint of hard work, has built for himself a TOWERING INTEGRITY which cannot be annihilated, even by the fiercest of grenades. It is also obvious that the Veep represents a present and future danger to the survival of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in our contemporary politics.

In his days in opposition, he constantly schooled the then NDC government on ‘Economics 101,’ and he continues to do so even in government. An Economic mogul he is! This assertion is not my own creation, but, a fact supported by the infamous Kwesi Botchway report, and same was reiterated by some leading members of the NDC, including, but not limited to the maverick, Dr. Tony Aidoo.

For the likes of Dr. Tony Aidoo, Dr Bawumia was and still remains a pain in the neck of the NDC. This is contained in his own submissions about a year ago, of which I quote: “What I missed was the inability of the NDC communication team to bring out the facts so as to challenge the comparative analysis that Dr Bawumia was making.” He strongly stressed further that, “Dr Bawumia was the Achilles’ heel of the NDC. Not only for the 2016 elections, but he started way back in 2012.”

The unwavering devotion of Dr Bawumia to spearhead a strategic national agenda to bring real transformation and economic prosperity to the mass of our people, while exposing deficiencies of the erstwhile Mahama administration, has invited a well-orchestrated and coordinated effort to undermine his personal integrity. That said, it is easier for a camel to pass through a needle than to latch such a colossus with incompetence.

The NDC is behaving like a drowning man who is anxiously seeking anything to hold on to in the midst of a storm. Their desperation has led them to ‘daily insults’ rather than daily policy alternatives against the contribution of the Veep. It is gratifying to submit that, in so far as the bulwark of the Veep remains FACTS and DATA, which is often collaborated by reputable local and international organisations, the NDC and its ‘rented press’ shall continue clutching at straws. No amount of daggers being thrown at him can pierce his impeccable integrity.

These bring to the fore the words of Prof. Atuguba, stated therewith. These days, one need not to overburden himself by fact-checking submissions made by Dr. Bawumia. All one ought to do is monitor the well-coordinated response of the NDC and its ‘rented press’ – if it is laced with insults and personal attacks rather than substance, then the obvious is the truth.

The NDC and its ‘rented press’ must put-up and live up to the calling bestowed upon them by the Ghanaian electorate, as the main opposition party, and provide alternative solutions as expected of them, rather than behaving like a drowning man anxiously seeking ‘any port in a storm’.

Chief Obosu Mohammed

B168c, Afrangua Junction,

Saltpond, Mfantseman


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