The wife of New Patriotic Party (NPP) vice-presidential candidate, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Samira Bawumia has been hailed praises by the head of the Political Communications Department of the University of Cape Coast, Dr Eric Opoku Mensah for her role in the campaign of the party ahead of polls in December.
According to Dr Mensah, Mrs Samira Bawumia can be set on the same level as Michelle Obama, wife of the president of the United States of America.
“So far as the NPP’s campaign is concerned, I think that she’s been quite articulate, and if you want to say Ghana’s version of Michelle Obama, you might be right to some extent. She has grown over the period. Her husband, Dr Bawumia, has grown tremendously in terms of his stature and he’s come along with wife Samira. I think she brings a lot of credibility to Nana Akufo-Addo’s ticket, particularly being a Muslim woman. I think that she has a great potential of connecting with the teeming masses, especially in the Zongos,” he stated.
Mrs Bawumia has been in the news lately for her campaigns for the NPP through her tours around the country, preaching the message of change to the electorate.
Dr Mensah told Class News’ Naa Deedei Tettey that the wife of Dr. Bawumia had a great connection with the masses and was fully utilising this ability of hers to win people over to the NPP side.
“She has the potential of easily connecting with the ordinary people because they look up to her as one of their own. She comes from the north and secondly she is a Muslim, and I think that if she continues this way, she brings a lot of political capital to the NPP and I think it will only be to the advantage of the NPP.”
Mrs. Bawumia continues to be very vocal and is determined to get the NPP in power for what she believes is the best solution for Ghana’s development.