Ghanaian economist, banker, and currently the Vice President of the country, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has certainly had his share of political baptisms.
His career in public office, from Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana to vice presidency, has been fraught with incidents that he may want to forget in a hurry.
YEN.com.gh brings to you six times he has been in the limelight for the wrong reasons:
1. The donation to the flood victims:
Dr. Bawumia's donation of items to the victims of the Bagre Dam disaster did not go as planned as it turned out that some of the items were expired.
2. Government to blame for cedi depreciation:
An outspoken member of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP), Kenedy Agyapong, recently took the government to the cleaners for the depreciation of the cedi. Dr. Bawumia, as head of the economic management team was without doubt the one to answer for the predicament.
3. Akufo-Addo allegedly ignored him at a public event some time ago
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Akufo-Addo appeared to have ignored his vice president during a formal event. It generated debates among a cross-section of Ghanaians.
4. Mzbel earlier mocked him, as well as Akufo-Addo in a video
Ghanaian musician, Mzbel, is reported to have mocked Vice President Bawumia, when she claimed that the pressure from his work had turned him from a "fresh boy" to an "old man."
President Akufo-Addo was also not left out.
5. Death of his aide before the 2016 elections:
YEN.com.gh reported of the death of an aide to Dr. Bawumia, who was the then running mate to the then NPP flagbearer, Nana Akufo-Addo. This generated debates among Ghanaians, with some making references to the use of spiritual forces in politics.
6. Samira Bawumia's makeup
A photo of Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, without makeup went viral, as she has overtime established herself as a force to reckon with in the world of fashion. Being Samira's husband, the incident certainly did not go down well with Dr. Bawumia.
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