Akufo-Addo, Mahama console Bawumia

September 14, 2021 By 0 Comments

President Akufo Addo and former president Mahama

Both t President Akufo-Addo and former President John Dramani Mahama have sympathised with the Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia, on the passing of his mother yesterday.

President Akufo-Addo, who was in the Upper East Region, Bolgatanga, for the Ghana Bar Association Conference yesterday when the incident occurred, visited the Vice President’s residence later in the evening to console with him.

While at the residence, President Akufo-Addo signed the book of condolence, in which he prayed for God’s blessing on the mother of the Vice President.

On behalf of himself and the First Lady, Mrs. Rebecca Akufo-Addo,the president wrote: “We express our condolences and sympathies to the Vice President and his family at the sad loss of his mother. She was a delightful and courteous lady who looked after us very well on the occasions that we met her here and at Walewale. We ask for God’s blessing on her and for a peaceful rest in His bosom. May her soul be at peace.”

Though he was not in Accra in the early hours when the news about the demise broke, President Akufo-Addo posted a message on his social media page, before visiting in person later the same day.

In that post, President Akufo-Addo prayed for strength for his friend and his family in what he described as difficult times.

“On behalf of my wife, Rebecca, my family, the Government, and the people of Ghana, I convey deep sympathies to the Vice President, Alhaji Dr.Mahamudu Bawumia, on the sad loss of his mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia. I pray for strength for him and his family in these very difficult times. May Allah grant her soul eternal rest and the highest level of Jannah,” he posted on Facebook.

Also, former President John Mahama posted on his Facebook wall that he had contacted the Vice President to commiserate with him over the loss of his mother.

“I just got off the phone with my brother, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, to console him and the entire family on the loss of their mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia, earlier this morning. May Allah grant her a peaceful rest,” he said.

Some public figures, including the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo, have expressed their condolences.

On her Facebook page, the First Lady wrote, “Condolences to the Vice President Dr. Bawumia and the entire family on the loss of their Matriarch Hajia Mariama Bawumia. May she rest in perfect peace.”

The mother of the Vice President, who died two days after her 82nd birthday, had been unwell for some time and was hospitalised, reports indicated.

In the early hours of Monday, September 13, 2021 the Vice President issued a statement to announce the passing of his mother, which statement his wife, Samira Bawumia reposted on her social media page.

It read; “Inna Lillahiwainnailaihiraji’un” (Indeed to Allah we belong, and to Allah we shall return). It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my beloved mother, Hajia Mariama Bawumia. Hajia Mariama passed away peacefully this morning in Accra. Burial is scheduled for today, Tuesday, September 14, 2021 in Walewale. May the Almighty Allah grant her Jannatul Firdaus.”