Legal Practitioner and NDC's National Communications Officer, Sammy Gyamfi, launched a scathing critique of Vice President Bawumia's economic management and candidacy in a recent statement, presenting several arguments and claims:
Sammy Gyamfi began by questioning Vice President Bawumia's economic expertise, stating, “In opposition, Bawumia waxed lyrical about the economy and propounded lofty textbook theories on prudent economic management.” He highlighted Bawumia's long-standing position as Chairman of the Economic Management Team.
Sammy Gyamfi went on to argue that Bawumia's economic performance has been dismal, stating, “he turned out to be totally catastrophic and has supervised the most abysmal economic performance in the history of the fourth republic.” According to him, Bawumia has shifted his focus to digitalization to distance himself from the economic consequences of his tenure.
He also criticized Bawumia's recent victory in the NPP primary, noting that he received significant opposition from within his own party, with 39% of delegates voting against his candidature. This, Sammy Gyamfi claims, shows a lack of confidence in Bawumia's leadership.
Lawyer Gyamfi compared Bawumia's primary win to the overwhelming support received by John Mahama in the 2023 NDC primary and Akufo-Addo's support in the 2010 and 2014 NPP primaries, highlighting the relatively low percentage of support for Bawumia.
He concluded by stating that Ghanaians need a change in leadership and that John Dramani Mahama is the leader to bring about this change. Gyamfi accused Bawumia of being a “pathological liar” and argued that Bawumia would protect the current regime from post-regime accountability if elected.
In his closing remarks, Gyamfi emphasized the need for “an honest, visionary, and experienced leader” and suggested that Bawumia's presidency would effectively be a continuation of Akufo-Addo's rule.