The Minister of Communications, Dr Edward Omane Boamah has applauded President John Dramani Mahama’s recent comment to the opposition NPP and its running mate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
The president told his critics in the ‘Elephant’ fraternity that they will see the full manifestation of his competence at play when Ghanaians give him the mandate to lead the country for another term.
“I took over from where President Mills left off. And I served for the rest of his term for five months, and I went to the Ghanaian people and I said; here I am, do I deserve to be your president; and they said yes, and they gave me four years.
“So I have served my first term and it is only logical that Ghanaians will add the second term so we can continue the agenda of transformation,” President Mahama said.
Speaking to a cheering crowd as part of his #changinglives tour – President Mahama, however, questioned NPP’s Bawumia's frequent accusation that he [Prez Mahama] is “Incompetent”.
“Did you hear Bawumia say incompetent Mahama? You’ve never held any responsibility anywhere near the presidency before; you don’t know what it is like to be President.
“I’ll take that word 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,” Mahama fumed.
Dr. Omane Boamah, who was speaking on NEAT FM's morning show Ghana Montie on the issue, sided with his boss and maintained that the president's response to the opposition party was “perfect”.
He rather tagged the NPP as “incompetent” – “Even they [NPP] cannot resolve a mere misunderstanding in their party. How can these people rule Ghana?”