Alan calls out Bawumia over claim of being powerless as a Vice President

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has once again come under fire from Movement for Change leader Alan Kyerematen for trying to disassociate himself from the government’s missteps. Kyerematen underlined that Bawumia cannot avoid accountability for the nation’s economic problems in his capacity as the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate.

In a Wednesday, February 7 interview with Citi TV, Kyerematen emphasized the crucial part Dr. Bawumia plays in the cabinet’s decision-making process and said it would be pointless to try to distance oneself from the government’s mistakes.

He compared it to Vice President Mahama’s trust in the late former President J.E. Mills and noted that President Akufo-Addo had given Bawumia plenty of opportunity to carry out his ideas and goals for the country.

Alan calls out Bawumia over claim of being powerless as a Vice President

Before resigning in September 2023, Kyerematen was the Trade Minister. He admitted to being part of the economic mismanagement that occurred while he was in office. Despite his part in the economic difficulties, he emphasized the value of his ability to be a change agent.

“This theory that if you are vice president you don’t have the leverage to do anything, that is not true. In the case of late former President J.E Mills, he literally gave everything to then vice president Mahama, every opportunity to lead processes. It is the same thing, President Akufo-Addo has also given the vice president [Dr Bawumia] every opportunity to lead processes of governance.”

Kyerematen’s remarks highlight the growing criticism within the political landscape, as various stakeholders scrutinize the government’s performance ahead of the upcoming general elections.

“There’s no doubt about that, how is it even possible to deny that you have been a minister and say that you are not part of a system?

“But that is not the case, you are talking about being a minister, governments are not run by ministers. It’s about the executive authority at the highest level. You provide the direction as a minister,” he admitted.

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