Asantehene Advises Bawumia To Acknowledge Failings While On Campaign Trail: "There Is A Shortfall"

Asantehene Advises Bawumia To Acknowledge Failings While On Campaign Trail: "There Is A Shortfall"

  • Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has advised New Patriotic Flagbearer Mahamudu Bawumia Bawumia to acknowledge his failures while campaigning
  • The Asantehene also urged the Vice President to communicate his policy proposals with clarity to Ghanaians
  • The New Patriotic Party Flagbearer is on a three-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region, an NPP stronghold

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has advised New Patriotic Flagbearer Mahamudu Bawumia Bawumia to acknowledge his failures as he campaigns to be president.

During an engagement at the Manhyia Palace on June 12, 2024, the Asantehene also urged the Vice President to communicate his policy proposals with clarity to Ghanaians.

Asantehene Advises Bawumia To Acknowledge Failings
Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has advised Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to ensure transparency. Source: Manhyia Palace
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He further highlighted the need for humility and transparency when confronting limitations or mistakes, adding that the Vice President’s advisors should offer robust support and counsel.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II believes Ghanaians are willing to be responsive should the Vice President admit failings in governance.

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"Let Ghanaians know that there is a shortfall here but when I am elected, I will work on it. When you do things like that, they will believe you."

Bawumia has been atop a government that has overseen the worst economic crisis in decades.

Ghana returned to the IMF for a bailout for the 17th time due to its economic crisis.

Bawumia has already tried to distance himself from some of the Akufo-Addo administration's policies.

The NPP flagbearer has promised to abolish the e-levy and other taxes burdening Ghanaians.

Vice President Bawumia started a three-day campaign tour of the Ashanti Region on Monday, June 10, 2024.

He has engaged with various stakeholders as part of his campaign for the December 7, 2024, presidential election.

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YEN.com.gh reported that Kennedy Agyapong joined Bawumia's campaign bus in the Ashanti Region.

Agyapong said on Twitter that he had been invited by Bawumia and made an appearance at Suame Magazine.

Amid speculation about Bawumia's running mate, Agyapong, the MP for Assin Central, has already said he has no interest in partnering with the flagbearer of the NPP as running mate.

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Delali Adogla-Bessa (Current Affairs Editor) Delali Adogla-Bessa is a Current Affairs Editor with YEN.com.gh. Delali previously worked as a freelance journalist in Ghana and has over seven years of experience in media, primarily with Citi FM, Equal Times, Ubuntu Times. Delali also volunteers with the Ghana Institute of Language Literacy and Bible Translation, where he documents efforts to preserve local languages. He graduated from the University of Ghana in 2014 with a BA in Information Studies. Email: delali.adogla-bessa@yen.com.gh.