Mahama opens up on why he never reacted to Bawumia’s ‘incompetent’ tag

Mahama opens up on why he never reacted to Bawumia’s ‘incompetent’ tag

- Former president John Dramani Mahama has responded to a description of him by the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia

- Dr. Bawumia, in October 2018, reportedly referred to Mahama as "the incompetent one"

- Mahama explained that several years in politics has taught him to be civil in his communication with others hence his silence about the description

Former president John Dramani Mahama has finally reacted to the description “the incompetent one” given him by vice president Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.

Interacting with a cross-section of Ghanaians via social media on Thursday, August 23, 2019, he explained that it does not really bother him understands that in October 2018, Bawumia stated that “I hear ‘The Incompetent One’ says he wants to come back. He wants to come and do more damage as if he didn’t do enough damage. Well, we’re waiting for him. Oh my God”.

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Per a report by, Bawumia passed the comment during a meeting with Metropolitan and Municipal District Chief Executives (MMDCEs) in Accra.

Mahama stated that his years of active politics have trained him to be civil in his speech and for that reason he will not react with insults.

He added that he believes Ghanaians are discerning and are aware of his contributions to politics in Ghana.

In another report, a member of the board of directors of the National Youth Authority (NYA), Arnold Boateng, has tendered in his resignation.

In a letter sighted by, he explained that he is not at liberty to speak about the reason for his exit because he swore an oath of secrecy.

Boateng however thanked the president for the opportunity to serve on the board and asked him to pay closer attention to its activities.

He added that his time at the board has taught him valuable lessons he would cherish for a long time.

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