-The office of the Vice President has responded to comments made by Prof Adei
-The statement gave the correct number of cars used in the Vice President’s convoy
-The statement added that any add-ons were that of other dignitaries or Persons of interest
The office of the vice president, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia in a statement has debunked claims that the Vice President travels in a 16-car convoy outside the capital.
In a statement signed by Frank Agyei-Twum who is the Director of Communications at the Office of the Vice President detailed that the convoy of the vice president numbered 7 instead of the reported 16.
Frank Agyei-Twum in the statement explained that the 7 cars were made up of a police vehicle, security detail, Protocol, the media team and an ambulance including the vehicle in which the vice president sat in.
The statement comes on the heels of media reports on comments made by the Former Rector of GIMPA, Professor Adei speaking at the 20th-anniversary celebrations of Morrison and Associations and revealed that the vice president was in a convoy of 16 4Wheel Drives in a recent visit to Cape Coast.
The comments indicated that the cars had occupied both lanes on the road leading to heavy vehicular traffic. The professor added that he followed the convoy with the intention of telling the vice president to stop but he was told to give the convoy some distance.
However, the statement emanating from the office of the vice president hastened to add that the number of vehicles would seem to double in the instance where “several other people, including the Police Commander of the area, Ministers, MPs, MMDCEs, CEOs and party officials may decide to meet and accompany the Vice President on arrival”, the statement said.
Professor Adei was reported to have indicated that he was going to stage a one-man demonstration against the Vice President due to the number of cars he had in his convoy.
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