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General News of Saturday, 22 April 2017


Apologize to the Minority for your 'ignorant' comment - MP to Bawumia

Richard Quashigah, the Member of Parliament for Keta has called on the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to apologize to the Minority for calling them ignorant.

The Vice President has referred to Minority MPs as ignorant following their press conference to allege that, the $2.25 billion 15 years domestic bond was cooked and sold to cronies and family members of Finance Minister Seth Terkper.

The Vice President speaking to the media at Washington DC said:

“This shows a lack of understanding, the Minority have never understood this economy and it’s just amazing that people on that side who were actually in charge of managing the economy will be making such statements.

It really shows ignorance and I am so sad when I hear that from people who should know better.” But the NDC MP in a statement said:

“If indeed those were his words, then it is not only unfortunate but a very jaundiced conclusion to have been made by him.”

“If indeed the reportage as put out by the media is accurate, then he is advised to learn to speak with diplomacy and dignity expected of a vice president or else before long he could cause this nation an incalculable international embarrassment.”

The statement further said: “Assuming without admitting that the Minority got it wrong, couldn't he have clarified without insults?

Dr Bawumia, the current Vice President of Ghana, must do the excellent thing by withdrawing and must apologise to the good people of Ghana. The use of intemperate language is unbecoming of the Vice President.”

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