The 2016 vice presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that the only thing President Mahama can boastfully claim to have transformed over the last 8 years of his stewardship is corruption
Addressing a rally in Bolgatanga on Sunday, August 28, 2016, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia explained that the many cases of corruption that have rocked the government of President Mahama give credence to the fact that the main focus of his administration has been to superintend over the looting of the nation’s resource.
“SADA, the vehicle that was supposed to bring about Northern development has been transformed into a vehicle for corruption. They said they were rearing Guinea fowls under SADA. When we asked them of the whereabouts of the guinea fowls, we were told they had run to Burkina Faso,” he said.
Corruption, Dr. Bawumia bemoaned, “has been transformed under President Mahama, with headline cases such as Woyome, GYEEDA, Smartty’s scandals, amongst others. Today, corruption is running at the speed of a Ford Expedition coming from Burkina Faso.”
To this end, Nana Akufo-Addo’s running mate is urging residents of the three northern regions not to pay heed to President Mahama’s tribal and divisive politics, with 3 months to the December elections.
“When John Mahama comes to you to tell to vote for him because he is from the North, tell him that he has destroyed your lives and he is not to be trusted. Tell him you have another northern brother, and he is called Dr. Bawumia, and he is the one you are going to support,” he said, much to the delight and approval of the thousands gathered at the Bolgatanga Jubilee Park.