Mahama Mocks Bawumia For Stealing His Manifesto Promise To Build Mortuaries In Zongo Communities

Mahama Mocks Bawumia For Stealing His Manifesto Promise To Build Mortuaries In Zongo Communities

  • NDC flagbearer for the 2024 election John Dramani Mahama has said Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia has made a U-turn about his 'Muslim mortuaries' promise
  • Dr Bawumia shot down the proposal to build morgues in Muslim communities in 2020, saying the communities need schools and not morgues
  • But according to Mahama, the Vice President is going about commissioning similar specialised morgues in Muslim communities

NDC presidential candidate for the 2024 elections John Dramani Mahama has accused Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia of surreptiously stealing his idea to build mortuaries at Zongos.

The former president said the Vice President's U-turn about the proposal to build mortuaries in Muslim communities amounts to hypocrisy.

“We said we were going to provide special places so that Muslims can perform the rituals that are necessary and hurriedly go and do the burial. They started laughing at us...Recently, I saw the vice president attending a function to commission a mortuary for Muslims," he said.

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Mahama Mocks Bawumia For Stealing His Manifesto Promise To Build Mortuaries In Zongo Communities
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia (L) and John Dramani Mahama. Source: Facebook/@JDMahama, @MBawumia
Source: Facebook

The NDC flagbearer made the comments when he spoke at the NDC Stakeholders Forum.

Mahama's 2020 promise to build mortuaries in Muslim communities

In the lead-up to the 2020 general elections, Mahama and the NDC promised to construct at least 300 morgues in Zongo communities as part of the party's manifesto.

Mahama explained at the time that the mortuaries would be part of forward-looking programmes the NDC had planned for Zongos.

But the manifesto promise was shot down by Dr Bawumia and the NPP as poorly thought-out.

The vice president, who is hoping to lead the NPP in the 2024 elections criticised the plan to build mortuaries as lacking priority.

According to him, the number one priority of people living in Muslim communities is education and not morgues.

“Mortuaries are not the most important priority in Zongos; they need knowledge and education” he said on Asempa FM.

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The opposition party described the arrest of the protestors as shameful and brutish in a statement.

One demonstrator sighted by was upset that police were trying to undermine the protests.

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The popular televangelist told his church members that God had revealed the imminent division within the NPP to him.

He explained on Sunday, September 24, 2023, that he was directed by God to make the prophesy public.

Just 24 hours after the prophecy, a founding member of the NPP Alan Kyerematen resigned from the party and announced his intention to contest 2024 as an independent candidate.

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Kennedy Agyapong declares he'll support Bawumia if he wins primary cleanly

Also, Kennedy Agyapong has said he will back Dr Bawumia's 2024 presidential bid if he wins the flagbearer race cleanly.

He told Kessben TV that supporting Dr Bawumia would be a tough call, however, he would do that if he is convinced that his victory is without blemish.

He also cautioned against attempts to destroy his reputation because he is making headway in the presidential race, warning he may never support the party again.

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