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Opinions of Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Columnist: Hardi, Ibrahim

Is Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia a villain or a hero!?

It must be very hard walking in the shoes of Alhaji Dr. Mahamuru Bawumia this time around. Even Dr. Bawumia himself may be surprised at the man he has become. There was always a sense that if you could bank on anyone to make the right political calls for npp now then definitely you could place Dr. Bawumia among the few that read the political trends at least thus far among the elephant family now.

Why do I say so? I think the rate at which our politics are changing has left a lot of people behind in a lot of things. In this regard politicians are making a lot of popcorn pronouncements, voters are not sure what to believe and more importantly the social movement including the media look lost in some way. This state of affairs in an election year in my opinion very dangerous for everyone as mistakes are prone to be made. Political parties will end up costing themselves elections.

Politics call for being smart, being patient and reading between the lines. And I don't see that in Dr. Bawumia and his npp. How gullible can Ghanaians be to trust such desperate people to entrust them with national administration? Has Ghana run out of leaders?. The so called Incorruptible Dr. Nana Akuffo Addo presented a bill to the Parliament as Attorney General and Minister of Justice for a loan. The loan was from a non-existent company; Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia did the due intelligence as a Special Assistant to the Governor of the Bank of Ghana then. Because he was corrupt, he negotiated a loan with a non-existent IFC.

As a Minister of Foreign Affair, Regional Integration and NEPAD he then again negotiated a loan from a barbering and hairdressing saloon. The same Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia did the due intelligence for the loan as a Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana. Are this credible persons to hand over the destiny of this country to?.

The desperation is all over their faces to test the sweetness of power again. They so badly want power that, they don't care who they go to bed with.

They say in politics there are no permanent enemies nor morals but majority of Ghanaians are not politians but people needing basic essentials to survive and enjoy their freedoms. So why should we allow vultures, criminals, drug dealers, manipulators, schemers, and power hungry people to lead us!?. We saw what happened under them from 2001-2008.

When will we Ghanaians say no to shameful people like Dr. Nana Addo who cannot tell that their time is up? Dr. Nana Addo has eaten more than what God allotted for him in an ordinary life time of a person. Ask Dr. Nana Addo how many Countries he has visited for pleasure and work. Ask Dr. Nana Addo how much he has gotten from the Ghanaian government both legal and illegal?.

By the end of 2007,an amount of 680 million dollars was collected in respect of Tema oil Refinery (TOR) Recovering Debt. Dr. Nana Akuffo Addo was the one who sent the bill to parliament and it was passed. This money collected used to fund his campaign on various radios and newspapers. An amount of six billion, three hundred and ninety six million Cedis (¢6,396,000, 000.00) was released on 28th January, 2008 to the Minister of Information upon the request of Dr. Nana Akuffo Addo. The money was used to construct electronic bill boards all over the country in 2008. Part of this amount was used to pay some Senior Editors and Journalists throughout the Country and the remaining was used to conduct forensic audit. So what is npp taking about!!?.

We have seen what they can do,we would never again,handle the destiny of this country into their hands especially Dr. Nana Akuffo Addo.