General News of Saturday, 17 September 2016
The recently held public lecture by Dr Mahamudu Bawumia is “full of lies” and he will be stripped naked henceforth, vice president Kwesi Amissah-Arthur has served notice.
According to Amissah-Arthur, in the coming days he will use every political platform he mounts to “destroy the spurious lies” of Dr Bawumia, whom he described as “Dr. B a junior brother of Opana (Akufo-Addo).
“Don’t believe what you read,” Mr. Amissah-Arthur opined as he declared henceforth he is going to face Bawumia boot for boot.
“There are lies in Bawumia’s lecture. Everywhere there are lies there and I can destroy those lies,” he noted.
The former governor of the Bank of Ghana said of his junior at the Central Bank then that he is using figures to “bamboozle us. Our silence doesn’t mean we are not knowledgeable.”
Amissah-Arthur added: “I’m going to tour Ashanti and Eastern regions next week and I will take on another lie and expose ‘Dr. B’.”
Speaking at the 2016 manifesto launch of the National Democratic Congress in Sunyani on Saturday, he said: “Our manifesto is bringing peaceful change to Ghana not disruptive change. A change that transforms a nation better and we are bringing progressive ideas. We have opponents whose change is not as progressive.
“This election will be decided by the leadership of Mahama and that of our opponents. We are bringing change that listens not change which doesn’t listen.”
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Kofi Portuphy has said it will be a great disservice to Ghana if the electorate vote for “divided” New Patriotic Party (NPP).
“We are not giving this country to Akufo-Addo and his people who are divided. Let’s keep the unity and volunteer to campaign so we win this victory one-touch,” Portuphy charged a teeming crowd of NDC supporters in Sunyani during their 2016 manifesto launch.
Although the national chairman is optimistic President John Mahama is securing a one-touch victory, he told the supporters to eschew complacency and move out in their numbers to vote on December 7.
“Nobody should think that we have won the elections already. Let us help the sick people, the needy people that we are winning. Let’s volunteer on voting day that we are bringing everybody out to vote. Let’s maintain the discipline and I encourage all of you to keep the discipline in the party.”