The office of the Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has now been reduced to a propaganda office for the Akufo-Addo administration, the Eastern Regional Youth Organiser of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has said.
Haruna Appau speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Wednesday called on the Vice President to ‘sit up’ as he is fast losing his perceived credibility of being an ‘economic gem’ of the NPP through constant churning out of propaganda.
“It saddens me that under the NPP, the office of the Vice President has been reduced to a propaganda machinery of the party and the government,” he said.
The propaganda from the office of the Vice President, he said, started when at the first hundred days forum, Dr Bawumia claimed he and the NPP Government has saved the country up to 400 Ghana cedis.
“The Vice President told us that they have saved Ghana up to an amount of 400 million Ghana cedis when it was a deliberate attempt to deny government workers their salaries…it took only the controller and Accountants General to later come and confirm that there was an error and that they will pay the arrears in two weeks…so who was the Vice President lying to?,” he quizzed.
During the 2016 electioneering campaign, then Vice Presidential Candidate of the NPP, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia was described as an economic gem who was tormenting the Mahama administration with economic indices which the then government could not respond.
Various political analysts have after the elections cited then Vice President and head of the economic management team, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur as part of the main causes of the defeat of the NDC party since he failed to respond adequately to the economic challenge of Dr Bawumia.
Most of these touted economic indices, Haruna Appau said were mere propaganda intended to smear the Mahama administration.
And upon assumption of office, Dr Bawumia has continued to churn out these propagandas with the intent of ‘dribbling Ghanaians and also acting as if he is an economic patent’.
“When I listen to the Vice President, I wonder if we are still in the campaign mood, he must know that the campaign has ended and hence must cease telling Ghanaians lots of untruths…,” he added.
Haruna Appau also entreated the Vice President to ‘understand that he’s the second most important person of our land and cannot continuously take Ghanaians for a ride.’