Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate's running mate, has fired back at and stated that President John Mahama is not the northern president that Ghanaians want.
Speaking in the Nadowli-Kaleo Constituency of the Upper West Region on Saturday, Dr. Bawumia made his comments in response to President Mahama's comments made a day earlier.
The NPP's vice-presidential candidate stated that northerners will not be satisfied with just having a northern president while the social-economic development has been disregarded. Saying, "We want someone to come to office to solve our problems, not somebody who sits in office and says I am a Northern President so I am going to let them steal your SADA money, cancel your Teacher and Nursing Training Allowances, collapse the National Health Insurance Scheme and not provide any services for your socio-economic advancement; that is not the type of Northern President we want"
Many members of the public were obviously outraged by President Mahama's openly tribal commentary. Since a response was expected, the NPP saw fit to have it come from someone who's also from the north.
“We want a President of vision, integrity and a President who is honest and a President who will get up and do the work for all the people of Ghana including the people from the 3 Northern Regions”.