Koku Anyidoho Lambast Bawumia; Says He Is An Incompetent Liar
The Deputy General Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Koku Anyidoho has asked Ghanaians not to make the mistake of electing the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) into power and having a serial liar in the person of Dr Mahamadu Bawumia as Vice President.
He has in the past few months launched a sustained attack on the person of the NPP running mate calling him a liar after Dr Bawumia has failed to provide an iota of evidence to back his claims of over 76,286 Togolese nationals who vote in the Volta region.
The former Presidential Spokesperson has vowed to torment Dr Mahamudu Bawumia who’s a former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana if he fails to produce his 90% of Togolese on Ghana’s voters register.
Addressing a rally of NDC supporters in Kumasi on Saturday, Koku Anyidoho stated that Dr Bawumia is a dishonest politician who has made lying his stock in trade and should not be rewarded with the second highest office of the land.
“Bawumia has lied and lied and lied such that when he’s walking, one can smell lies all over him. So people of Ghana, why should we allow an incompetent liar like Bawumia to become the Vice President of Ghana. An incompetent liar…his idea of competence is that, he as the Deputy Governor of Bank of Ghana, he supervised the re-denomination of the Cedi and he gave the contract to the brother of the NPP Flagbearer, Nana Akufo Addo called, Bomti Akufo Addo.
Let’s ask Bawumia how much money was given to Akufo Addo’s brother before the re-denomination was done.”
Dr Bawumia has come under fierce criticisms for his propensity to twist economic analysis into a very negative picture than it really is has become an unfortunate hallmark.
His critics have accused him of constantly embellishing facts to particularly dwarf achievements of the ruling NDC administration. He has often received public flak for virtually turning academic and economic presentations into a political platform where he always presents a saintly picture of the erstwhile NPP administration in comparison to the current National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration.
Ghanaians must now know that the NPP running mate Dr Mahmoud Bawumia is an ‘unrepentant’ liar. He said since he became the running mate to NPP flagbearer Nana Akufo-Addo, Bawumia has developed the penchant for peddling untruths without any shame.
He said there are so many distortions that have been created by Dr. Bawumia and Nana Addo all in a bid to deceive Ghanaians in their desperate endeavor to win power.
He said “there are so many of such deliberate distortions and outright lies of Nana Addo that we can mention. But let’s pause and consider the lies of his running mate who is obviously in competition with his boss as to who should wear the crown as the bigger liar.
Nana Addo has repeatedly lied in his utter desperation for power- but at least, he has to date not been known to have lied under oath. Bawumia has! He swore on the Holy Koran and lied blatantly and in the process not only dishonored Allah but also committed perjury. This happened at the Supreme Court when in his sworn affidavit, and later under cross examination, Dr. Bawumia asserted that he and his team had submitted documentary evidence in respect of 11,842 polling stations.
This claim was established to be a blatant lie when the lordships of the Supreme Court ordered KPMG, an independent professional outfit to do a recount to determine the number of polling stations. The outcome was no more than 8675 polling stations.
Bawumia was therefore shown to be a discredited witness who blatantly lied under oath”
Dr. Bawumia also lied at a lecture to students of Central University College that the African Development Bank had suspended Ghana and that the ban was still in force as at the date of his lecture. This also proved to be another pure fabrication.
Whereas virtually all Analysts, from the IMF through credit rating agencies and international financial markets all the way to NPPs Ranking Member on Finance, were unanimous that the most critical problem that faced Ghana in 2013 and 2014 was the single spine salary, only Dr. Bawumia for reasons best known to himself refused to acknowledge this irrefutable truth- but what do we expect from a man who has no problem lying under oath and after swearing on the Holy Koran?
Social and political commentators have expressed worry and concern over the persisted display of intellectual dishonesty, the deceptive and spin remarks by the NPP´s running mate Dr. Mahamud Bawumia, often been pooh-poohed with the aid of accurate facts.
The former deputy Central Bank Governor appears to be unperturbed and has continued on that trajectory. It’s time to face the hard truth; NPP presidential running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has sunk to the lowest level of gutter politics.
The NPP (led by its presidential nominee Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Bawumia) have been building their campaign on lies and paranoia. But no one gets in the gutter quite like Bawumia.