- “We don’t have a personal problem at all, as a person I like him, I don’t have an issue with him, but we are in a world of competitive politics and competitive ideas and I enjoy a good debate."
The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has stated that he has no ill-feeling towards the Flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), John Mahama, despite their frequent public banter.
“I don’t have a personal problem with John Mahama,” Dr Bawumia said on Asaase Radio’s Sunday Night show.
“He [Mahama] is a good friend of mine, we grew up together. Of course, he is older than me, but our fathers were very good friends, they were colleagues and contemporaries. Our families grew up quite close to each other,” he said.
Bawumia added: “We don’t have a personal problem at all, as a person I like him, I don’t have an issue with him, but we are in a world of competitive politics and competitive ideas and I enjoy a good debate, whether it is with my brother or my sister, if we come to debate, we will debate, but there is nothing personal.”
However, Dr Bawumia said despite his fondness for Mahama, his boss Nana Akufo Addo makes a better president.
“If he brings a bad policy, I will call him out on it, if I bring a bad policy, I am sure he will call me out on it but that doesn’t mean there is personal animosity, no.
“We will criticise one another on political basis and not personal and when we meet, we will laugh but it is just that Nana Akufo-Addo is a better president,” the Vice President told the host of Sunday Night, Nana Yaa Mensah.
He said the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has superior policies over the opposition NDC, adding flagship programmes such as the Free Senior High School education were well thought-out to save Ghana’s future.
According to him, the NPP administration has been successful in reducing the suffering of Ghanaians in the past four years and must be given another term in office to continue with its good works.