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What did you do to alleviate suffering? – Bawumia asks Mahama

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Vice-President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has asked former President John Dramani Mahama what he did to mitigate the suffering of the poor and less-privileged Ghanaian and ensure inclusiveness while in office.

Speaking from state broadcaster GBC to mark the 2020 Eid al-Adha celebration, Dr Bawumia said the electorate will judge the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) on his record in office rather than his promises.

“It is not what you say you are going to do but what you actually have done when you had the opportunity to serve”, Dr Bawumia said.

“What did you do to alleviate the suffering and the promotion of inclusion when you were in office?” Dr Bawumia asked Mr Mahama for the second time in less than a week.

In Dr Bawumia’s view, unlike the Mahama administration, the Akufo-Addo government has implemented a free senior high school policy and several other social intervention measures to cushion Ghanaian.

The free SHS police, he said, is the “most important social intervention since independence.”

Dr Bawumia’s comments come a day after the 2020 Campaign team of Mr Mahama urged Ghanaians to ignore the Vice-President’s “comical” efforts to “divert” attention from the important things that matter to Ghanaians, with his recent post on social media in which he adduced 50 reasons to back his claim that President Nana Akufo-Addo has been a better President than the opposition leader.

A statement issued by the Mahama campaign team signed by spokesperson James Agyenim-Boateng, on Thursday, 30 July 2020, said: “This deliberate and comical attempt by Dr Bawumia to divert attention is as a result of the immense pressure he has come under after paling into insignificance following the selection of Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang as running mate to Mr John Mahama in the December 2020 elections”.

The Mahama team said: “Prof Opoku-Agyemang’s sterling presentation at Monday’s ceremony in Accra, where she was out-doored as running mate, and her understanding of the challenges confronting our country, as well as her realistic and concrete achievable policy response to some of these challenges have clearly unsettled the Vice-President”.

“While Dr Bawumia prefers to focus on his maligned economic analysis, Prof Opoku-Agyemang has chosen to focus on the critical issues of the economy, which bother on the quality of life of Ghanaians”, the statement added.

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