General News of Wednesday, 26 September 2018
The Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party in the Upper West region, Mr. Bukari Ali, has stated the NDC will fail in its attempt to dent the image of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to him, the rise of Dr. Bawumia due to his exemplary performance is causing a lot of disaffection within the rank and file of the umbrella party hence resorting to nefarious machinations to bring him down.
Speaking to Collins Aparaku (Aluta) host of ‘Good Morning Moonlite’ on Moonlite FM in Sunyani, Ali said the Veep has become a target for unjustifiable and constant vilifications.
His assertions follow a demand by the Upper West branch of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for Dr. Bawumia to apologise over supposed expired relief items donated to flood victims in the region on behalf of the government.
NADMO in a statement accepted responsibility for the “error” insulating the Office of the Vice President from having a hand in the purchase of the items, saying “all items distributed to the three Northern Regions were not purchased by the Vice President’s office but were all supplied from the NADMO.
According to NADMO, the expired cooking oil had been isolated at the warehouse in Wa awaiting authentication by the internal auditor, before they could be disposed-off, when loading boys were picking the items for distribution to the flood victims, they erroneously picked six expired cooking oil and added them to the items.
“NADMO takes full responsibility for the said mistakes and assures the general public that no such unfortunate incident will recur,” the disaster organization said in a statement.
That notwithstanding, the NDC is in town to score political capital out of the glitch, a development the Upper West Communications Director sees as deliberate to tarnish the reputation of the globally respected economist.
He said since Dr. Bawumia addressed the plight of pupils studying on bare floor and fulfilled his promise to the Kperisi Basic School in the Wa Municipality, when he presented 250 dual desks to the school, while in opposition, the NDC has been on the lookout to run him down.
According to him, the working vice president has lived up to expectations and continue to be a worthy partner to President Akufo-Addo to fulfill the promises of the government.
He told the host that, there should be a forensic audit and conduct a thorough investigation into the relief items saga by NADMA to unravel the cause, adding heads must roll if necessary.