A leading member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) of Western Region, Nana Kwadwo Akwaa has stated without any equivocation that the opposition NDC wishing the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia ‘dead’ or ‘incapacitated’ is very sad.
Dr. Bawumia left Ghana to the United Kingdom (UK) Friday, January 19 for advanced medical attention after reporting of ill health.
A statement signed by the Chief Of Staff, Frema Opare Saturday, January 20 said he was flown to the UK on the advice of his doctors.
While he has been away, there has been a raging debate over his health status between the New Patriotic Party and the opposition National Democratic Congress.
The Minority Leader in Parliament, Haruna Iddrisu, has called for more clarity from the Presidency with respect to the health status of the Vice President.
But in a statement issued on Monday, January 2018 and copied to GhanaWeb, Nana Kwadwo Akwaa revealed that with the activeness and involvement of Dr. Bawumia in the NPP campaign, the NDC chances of winning the 2020 and 2024 general elections will be very difficult hence wishing the Vice President ‘dead’ or ‘incapacitated’.
According to him, “First, it had been established in the camps of the NDC that, it is the Vice President who was the major cause of their 2016 electoral defeat, and so, IG he is dead or incapacitated, it will reduce the chance of the NPP winning the 2020 and general elections”.
An authentic report gathered by this reporter, indicating that the Vice President is doing well and expected to be in Ghana this week or the next.
Below is the full statement
An open wish for the speedy recovery of the sick even by their enemies has mostly been the norm.
But ever since the current New Patriotic Party (NPP) government reported of the health condition of the Vice President of Ghana, His Excellency Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, death and total physical incapacity has only been the wish of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for him. So one will ask what could H.E Dr. Bawumia had done so wrong for the NDC to pray and wish he was either incapacitated or dead?
This puzzle led me to search for some facts to analyse with, and below are the reasons I came across.
First, it has been established in the camps of the NDC that, it is the Vice President who was the major cause of their 2016 electoral defeat, and so, if he is dead or incapacitated, it will reduce the chance of the NPP winning the 2020 and 2024 general elections.
Secondly, the NDC are of the impression that the huge success being chalked by H.E Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo led NPP government in just one year which has even become an admiration and amazement of the world, which seemed so impossible to be done when they made mentioned in their 2016 manifesto and 2017 budget, is being spearheaded by H.E Dr. Bawumia, so they believe with an elimination of the Vice President from the equation, it will weaken the competence and capability of the NPP government to satisfy the rest of the promises and the sustenance of the already accomplished.
Lastly, the NDC has another perception that, it can easily beat the NPP in the 2024 elections if H.E Dr. Bawumia is not the flagbearer of the NPP, so anything that will help not to get the Vice President as a flagbearer on the ticket of the NPP is their wish and prayer.
Hhhmm, may God be praised always
Source: Daniel Kaku