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General News of Wednesday, 16 November 2016


'Corrupt' Mahama disgrace to northerners - Bawumia

President John Mahama, through his corrupt deeds, has destroyed the image of northerners as honest people with integrity, the vice-presidential aspirant of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has said.

Speaking at Balungu in the Bongo constituency on Tuesday as he began his four-day tour of the Upper East Region, Dr Bawumia said: “John Mahama’s government is the most corrupt government in the history of Ghana. Dollar for dollar, cedi for cedi, this government is the most corrupt in our history. And yet he tells the people of the North to vote for him because he is our brother. Why does your government steal from Northerners if you care for Northerners and why do you want us to give you another opportunity to steal more from the people you say you are trying to protect?”

According to him, voting for Mr Mahama in the 7 December elections will mean a continuation of the “massive corruption and stealing”.

“Let us face it; John Mahama’s government is a disgrace to Northerners. Northerners were always a proud people. We value our integrity. We don’t have money, but we have pride. We are seen as honest people. This is the way our fathers worked, honesty was the guiding principle of Northerners. We are honest and value our integrity. But, today, thanks to John Mahama, the people of Ghana are viewing us very differently,” he added.

“Therefore, it is time to restore the pride of Northerners and the way we are going to restore that pride is to get rid of this John Mahama corrupt government. It is not doing Northerners any good and this is why we have to vote for Nana Akufo-Addo.”