Mahama got me into Politics – Bawumia

Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has eulogized the late Alhaji Aliu Mahama for his principles in both private and public life.

Speaking about the late former second gentleman of the land on the 5th anniversary celebration of his death, Dr. Bawumia disclosed that the late Mahama who deputized for President J.A Kufuor from 2001-2008, was key in getting him into politics from the Bank of Ghana to serve as running mate to candidate Akufo-Addo in the 2008 election.

“I did not only look up to him, but I considered greatly the supportive role he played to make the Kufuor administration a success.

“I am constantly minded by the enormous part he played in my consideration to become a politician when H.E Nana Addo Dankwa called on me,” Dr. Bawumia said.

Below is the full text:

I celebrate H.E Alhaji Aliu Mahama, Vice President under H.E. John Agyekum Kufuor, on the 5th anniversary of his call to glory, for his enormous impact on me as a person and the nation as a whole. I did not only look up to him, but I considered greatly the supportive role he played to make the Kufuor administration a success.

I am constantly minded by the enormous part he played in my consideration to become a politician when H.E Nana Addo Dankwa called on me.

As we celebrate you this day, I pray for a restful place in Allah’s bosom for you, and the wisdom to follow your examples and better our nation and the world at large
Rest well Alhaji.

Programme of activities marking the 5th anniversary celebration
Aliu Mahama Foundation to the following events in the celebration of the 5th Anniversary.

1. Adua (special Muslim prayers) – 16th November – 10am at his residence at Cantonments switch back road
2. Fundraising and launching of Art Exhibition – 16th November – 5:30pm at International Conference Centre
3. Clean and Greening Kumasi, the legacy of Aliu Mahama and soup kitchen at Kumasi – 25th November
4. Memorial lecture – 6th December at 10am – International Conference Centre
5. Youth Forum on the theme “Greater discipline, the Legacy of Aliu Mahama” – 8th December – UDS Tamale campus
5. Renaming of Tamale Sports Stadium – 10th December – Tamale

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