2020 Elections not about promises but track record – Bawumia replies Mahama

Vice President Dr. Mahmudu Bawumia has taken a swipe at former President John Dramani Mahama over his promise of paying depositors of collapsed financial institutions within one year after assuming office.

Dr. Bawumia among other examples listed many fulfilled promises made by the Nana Addo led administration while listing a number of financial institutions that collapsed under the previous National Democratic Congress’ administrations.

In a Facebook post seen by dreamzfmonline.com, the Vice President wrote “It is not about what you say in opposition. It is about what you did in government. What matters ultimately to Ghanaians is how these two leaders were able to manage the economy and alleviate the suffering of the people when they were given the opportunity to serve.”

Former President Mahama, at a ceremony to outdoor his running mate said the 2020 elections will offer Ghanaians the opportunity to decide the fate of Nana Akufo-Addo whom he said is hell bent on staying in power though he has no real solutions to Ghana’s problems.

But in his reaction, vice president Mahmudu Bawumia said the upcoming election will be influenced by track records of the two major political parties who have all had the opportunity to serve.

“The choice Ghanaians face on December 7th is between John Mahama and Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. Thankfully both of them have records. John Mahama was Vice President and President for 8 years and Nana Akufo-Addo has been the president for three and half years,” he noted.

Dr. Bawumia proceeded to list 50 reasons the Nana Addo administration is said to have performed better than the erstwhile Mahama government.

“John Mahama presided over a mismanaged and collapsing financial system. 82 licensed financial institutions (listed below) collapsed under JM’s watch (were they deliberately collapsed by his government?) and the depositors were not paid. Nana Akufo-Addo on the other hand has rescued the financial system and spent GHC 21 billion to save the deposits of 4.6 million depositors who would otherwise have lost their savings. DKM depositors will also be paid.”

“John Mahama presided over a decline in economic growth for his four years in office while Nana Akufo-Addo has presided over higher economic growth in his first three years in office before the COVID-19 pandemic.”

“John Mahama did not provide any relief and even increased electricity prices during dumsor. Nana Akufo-Addo has provided free electricity for lifeline consumers and free water to all for 6 months during COVID-19,” he added.

Dr. Bawumia concluded that “On the basis of the performance record, the leadership of this country by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has resulted in much better outcomes than the disastrous outcomes under the leadership of John Mahama. Going forward, we can continue to trust and rely on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s strong and compassionate leadership in the next four years.”

Source: Dreamz FM

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