President John Dramani Mahama has taken a dig at the running mate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia , saying he does not qualify to criticise him.
According to President Mahama, the NPP's 2016 running mate has no right to describe him as incompetent.
“Did you hear Bawumia say incompetent Mahama? You’ve never held any responsibility anywhere near the presidency before; you don’t know what it is like to be President."I’ll take that word from Kufour or from Rawlings because they’ve been there before. All of you guys [NPP critics] have never ever come near the presidency. [Do] you know what it takes to be a President? And you stand and say incompetent Mahama administration,” Mahama fumed at an NDC rally in Trade Fair in Accra Monday during the launch of the 60/40 project by the Greater Accra Regional Branch of the NDC ahead of the 2016 elections.
The President's response follows Dr Bawumi'saccusation of him [Mahama]running a friends-and-family, as well as 'dumsor' and dead-goat economy.In his response, however, President Mahama asked Dr Bawumia: "What do you know about competence?"
Dr Bawumia punctured government’s 2016 budget statement, describing it as “disappointing” and a “dead goat budget.”
“How does this budget address unemployment, the youth unemployment and you look at the resources this government has had over the last seven years, phenomenal amount. Taxes, loans and oil alone; 200 billion Ghana cedis,” Bawumia said after the Finance Minister presented the 2016 budget to parliament last Friday.