The campaign team of former President John Dramani Mahama has cautioned Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to desist from insulting Mr Mahama because any such insult in the future would not go answered.
“Let him also be reminded that respect for political office holders is earned and that if he chooses to play it dirty, he would get it back in equal measure, press down, shaken together and running over,” the John Mahama Campaign Team said in a statement.
The caution comes after Dr Bawumia for the umpteenth time referred to Mr Mahama as “incompetent” at a meeting with Metropolitan and Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in Accra on Monday, 8 October 2018.
“I hear the incompetent one says he wants to come back, he wants to come and do more damage, as if he didn’t do enough damage; well we’re waiting for him, we’re waiting for him, we’re waiting for him, oh my God,” Dr Bawumia said.
In response, Mr Mahama’s campaign team said while Dr Bawumia is “busily majoring in minors and taking to cheap and unsophisticated politics, the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party for which Ghanaians voted for them have yet to be fulfilled.”
Below is the full statement:
BAWUMIA HAS BROUGHT THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTO DISREPUTE
The office of the vice - president was brought into disrepute in a viral video in which Dr Mahamudu Bawumia whilst pretending to be performing official duties descended to his lowest to call former president John Mahama names.
It is sad to note that after nearly half way through the four-year term of government of which Dr Bawumia is the vice president, he still lacks the presence of mind to appreciate the distinction between his role as vice president and that of his propagandist running mate days on campaign platforms. Whilst reminding Dr Bawumia that any needless and unprovoked attack on former president Mahama on any day will not go answered we wish to remind him that the office of the vice president is conducted with grace decency and maturity not reckless and unrestrained talk.
Let him also be reminded that respect for political office holders is earned and that if he choses to play it dirty he would get it back in equal measure press down, shaken together and running over.
We wish to draw Dr Bawumia’s attention to the fact that whilst he is busily majoring in minors and taken to cheap and unsophisticated politics the manifesto promises of the New Patriotic Party for which Ghanaians voted for them have yet to be fulfilled.
The 1-District-1-Factory is in limbo, there is no sign of 1-Village-1-Dam, the 1-District-1-Warehouse promise has proven to be a sham, the $1million per constituency per year promise is in two years arrears for all 275 constituencies; the promise to make Accra the cleanest city in Africa has produced the most embarrassing spectacle of filth under Bawumia’s watch, the dollar and petroleum prices has spurred out of control, teacher training allowances have not been paid, allowances for student nurses are in arrears, one hot meal, free egg and a bar of chocolate a day for public primary school pupils have turned out to be a hoax; and the NPP government remains clueless about how to fulfill many other promises that it made.
It is shocking that vice president Bawumia who has become the butt of all jokes in the country for his inability to match his performance on the job and the management of the economy with his numerous propagandist lectures in opposition has the temerity to call former president John Dramani Mahama names.