Joyce Bawah Mogtari, Special Aide to the National Democratic Congress (NDC)'s flagbearer John Mahama, has emphasized Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia's accountability for President Akufo-Addo's governance shortcomings. Mogtari asserts that Bawumia, having been a part of the administration since 2008, cannot evade responsibility for the economic challenges facing Ghana under the New Patriotic Party's rule.
In a statement shared on social media platform X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, February 7, Mogtari reiterated that Ghanaians are well aware of the situation and any attempt to absolve Bawumia from blame will be unsuccessful.
“We should all pay close attention to the Nana Addo/Bawumia union and how it operates. This union may be willing to sacrifice the ‘marriage' for political gain and may try to deceive us by presenting a separation of the union just as a matter of convenience,” she stated.
Mogtari further cautioned against supporting Bawumia's ambitions to succeed President Akufo-Addo, emphasizing the importance of remaining vigilant against potential political deceit.
In a follow-up post, she highlighted the scepticism surrounding attempts to discredit initiatives such as the #24HourEconomy, suggesting that any effort to separate the Nana Addo/Bawumia union would also fail due to its foundation of falsehoods and pursuit of power.
Meanwhile, Dr. Bawumia is set to deliver a public lecture at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), where he will outline his vision for the nation as the New Patriotic Party's flagbearer. Bawumia was elected as the party's flagbearer on Saturday, November 4, 2023.
The statements from Mogtari underscore the political tension surrounding the upcoming elections and the ongoing debate over the performance of the Akufo-Addo administration.