- The vice-president was one of the most influential people for the NPP in the lead-up to the elections of 2016
- It seems the greater majority of the people believe Dr Bawumia's NPP are failing Ghanaians
The attempt by vice-president Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia to make the case that the Ghanaian economy is in a better shape than when his party came to power seems to have backfired miserably.
This is because as YEN.com.gh put out the statement from the vice-president, angry Ghanaians could not take well to his defence. This anger spilled into rather bizarre, mean and sometimes funny responses to Dr. Bawumia.
The one which caught our eye was from Facebook user Yaw Oduro Sarpong. Sarpong had strong words for the vice-president who he felt was out of touch with reality.
Earlier, YEN.com,gh carried initial social media responses to the the statement by the vice-president. As well, there was very little sympathy or understanding for the former deputy of the Bank of Ghana.
Dr Bawumia apart from his role as vice-president, is the head of the Econnomic Management Team (EMT) of the Akufo-Addo government. He has been marketed by his New Patriotic Party (NPP) as an economic guru.
In the course of the campaign in 2016 for the presidency, Dr Bawumia was one of the most influential people who damaged the Mahama-government's brand. His periodic lectures on the economy was popular among Ghanaians.
It is therefore not surprising that a man who was highly trusted is now the target of jokes and insults because the people believe he is failing. It seems to be a case of "to whom much is given, much is expected".
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