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Sammy Gyamfi compares Bawumia to Mahama

National Communications Officer of the opposition National Democratic Congress, Sammy Gyamfi has critiqued the election of Dr Mahamudu Bawumia as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer for the 2024 election.

In a statement issued on Sunday, November 5, 2023, Sammy Gyamfi raised questions about Dr Bawumia’s role in the management of Ghana’s economy as Head of the Country’s Economic Management Team while further describing his 61.47% victory in the NPP primaries as confirmation of his unpopularity.

“It is a big shame that, despite the unprecedented vote-buying and personal phone calls to delegates, a significant number of the NPP delegates totaling 74,236 and constituting a whopping 39% voted against his candidature in the just-ended NPP primary. He was totally rejected in two regions (Central and Volta regions) and over 50 Constituencies of his own party.

“This makes him the first NPP flag-bearer to be elected by less than 62% of valid votes cast since the NPP expanded their electoral college in 2010. This is an embarrassing vote of no confidence in his leadership by almost 40% of delegates in his own party.

“This fact becomes apparent when contrasted with the 98.9% of valid votes obtained by H. E John Mahama in the 2023 NDC’s primary and the 78.89% and 94.4% obtained by Candidate Akufo-Addo in the 2010 and 2014 NPP primaries, respectively.

“This is the man a paltry 61% of NPP delegates have elected as their flag-bearer for the 2024 election; a man bereft of credibility and vision; a man who has proven time and again to be a pathological liar; a comical character whose campaign to be President is based on his ethnicity and religion and not his competence,” Sammy Gyamfi wrote.

Contrasting the vice president against the NDC’s flagbearer, former President John Dramani Mahama, Sammy Gyamfi alluded that the former president has to his credit a track record of good governance and remains a better choice against Dr Bawumia.

In addition to his piece shared via social media, the NDC national communications officer shared a flier comparing the economic performance of Mr Mahama and Dr Bawumia.

The parameters in the comparison include debt to GDP ratio, total debt exchange rate, interest rate, growth rate and budget deficit.


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