-Chief Dauda Bawumia has denied reports that he has been abandoned by his brother, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
-Chief Bawumia has said Dr Bawumia has been very supportive since he fell sick
-The elder Bawumia, a former Ambassador to Burkina Faso, has been ill for about a year now
Ghana’s former Ambassador to Burkina Faso, Chief Dauda Mandiaya Bawumia, has denied reports making rounds that he has been abandoned by his brother, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, since he fell sick.
According to Chief Bawumia, who is an elder brother to Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, his younger brother has been very supportive in his upkeep ever since he took ill.
Chief Bawumia is reported to have fallen ill about a year ago. Reports of the him surfaced after former President John Mahama visited him at his Lapaz residence in Accra and donated an undisclosed amount for his upkeep.
According to a report by Mynewsgh.com, the former Ambassador in an interview, said the claims that he had been abandoned were coming from propagandists who wanted to make political capital out of the situation.
“I am an adult above 60 years, how can I be talking about somebody abandoning me? All my brothers and sisters including the Vice President have been very supportive so it is not true that anybody has abandoned me. All of them have been here to see me including Mahamudu and Baba. Even when he is outside the country, he makes contacts to find out how I am faring. There is difference between politics and the family…after politics the family is still intact,” Chief Bawumia said.
Wondering why people will try to force divisions in his family, he insisted that the family is still going to remain very united.
“I want to use this medium to tell the whole world that I have not been abandoned and such claims must immediately be treated with the contempt it deserves,” he added.
Vice President Dr Bawumia is currently in London on medical leave, after falling sick on January 19. Latest information suggests he will returning to Ghana on Friday.
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