A National Democratic Congress (NDC)-aligned group calling itself “The Unified” has accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of using money to sway delegates in his favor.
The Unified claimed in a press release that Dr. Bawumia, along with top-tier government officials on his side, was actively involved in the financial inducement of delegates to secure their votes during the party’s superdelegates congress last Saturday.
It said the vice president dolled out a whopping $5,000 and $100,000, respectively, in an attempt to secure endorsements for Bawumia’s candidacy.
The group additionally detailed allegations of bullying opponents and chasing agents from the voting locations, purportedly the machinations of Dr. Bawumia.
Read below the full statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Title: Concerns Raised Over Vice President’s Involvement in Vote Buying and Alleged Bullying.
Date : 28th August, 2023
The Unified Group, comprising the youth in National Democratic Congress, NDC.
In a recent development, concerns have been raised regarding the involvement of Dr. Bawumia, the Vice President of Ghana, in vote buying activities. Reports suggest that significant amounts of money, including $5,000 and $100,000, were used in an attempt to secure endorsements for his candidacy as part of the NPP Flag bearer. Additionally, there have been allegations of bullying opponents and chasing their agents from voting locations.
As the current Vice President of Ghana, it is disconcerting to witness such behavior from a high-ranking official. The act of vote buying, coupled with alleged bullying tactics, raises serious questions about Dr. Bawumia’s integrity and suitability for leadership.
Furthermore, concerns have been raised regarding the Vice President’s track record in managing the economy. Despite promising to bring about significant changes, the impact on the lives of Ghanaians remains questionable. It is worth noting that under his leadership as the head of the economy, Ghana has accumulated nearly $600 billion in debt without a significant positive impact on the lives of its citizens.
As Dr. Bawumia considers a bid for the Presidential election, it is crucial for the electorate to critically evaluate his actions, promises, and track record. Transparency, accountability, and the well-being of Ghanaians should be at the forefront of our decision-making process.
The citizens of Ghana deserve a leader who upholds the highest standards of integrity, fosters a fair and inclusive political environment, and prioritizes the genuine betterment of the nation.
The Unified Group
National Democratic Congress
Co – Convener,
Story by Lawrence Odoom