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General News of Wednesday, 16 November 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

Mahama won’t respond to Bawumia’s 170 'ravings' - Bawa-Mogtari

The National Democratic Congress’ campaign spokesperson for the 2016 elections, Joyce Bawa-Mogtari has stated president John Mahama will not respond to Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s 170 points he raised in his public lecture dubbed: "the True State of the Economy."

This also goes to his vice president, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, she added.

Bawumia dared the presidency to officially respond to the 170 ‘facts’ pointed out at a public lecture he gave in September on the state of the economy. His challenge to the presidency was in reaction to Mr. Amissah-Arthur’s debunking of such claims as lies.

According to the former governor of the Bank of Ghana (BoG), Bawumia’s presentation on the economy was shallow, lacking detailed analysis.

Speaking on Starr 103.5 FM’s Morning Starr on Wednesday, Mrs. Bawa-Mogtari said neither the president nor his vice will respond to Bawumia’s "nuisance".

When Nii Arday Clegg Snr. host of the Morning Starr posited that “Oh! It’s a nuisance?” — she replied “absolutely, I think so. And especially when you keep repeating that mantra.”

She continued: “I mean, he held everybody spellbound for two hours, delivered a very ranting, Trump-like rhetoric of issues that I think he should actually be explaining and answering.”

According to her, the challenge thrown at the presidency by Dr Bawumia is a bit of a distraction and totally needless.

She also stated that she does not see Amissah-Arthur debating Bawumia, submitting that “I don’t think it is necessary — especially if it is to do with his ranting and ravings all this while. I think it is needless. I think he should be telling Ghanaians what they intend to do that’ll be better than what is being done.”

Bawumia, she added, lacks the moral right to dare the presidency to respond to his 170 so called factual statements from his public lecture on the true statement of the economy after being part of the team that nearly collapsed the country’s economy.

“President Mahama has shown a lot of compassion. President Mahama has demonstrated his ability to manage this economy despite the challenges,” said Mrs. Bawa-Mogtari