Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has labelled former President John Mahama and NDC flagbearer as the new Archbishop of promises.
Mahama has been talking about many things he will do if Ghanaians vote for him again in a bid to woo voters.
Vice President Bawumia has however questioned the credibility of former President Mahama’s promises to Ghanaians following “Mahama’s broken promises” as President only four years ago.
Speaking in an exclusive interview on Asempa FM’s Ekosiisen program, Dr. Bawumia said former President Mahama’s promising spree should not be trusted because he is also inconsistent.
“Mahama has said he was not going to promise again. But today, he keeps promising, and he is the Archbishop of promises. That is why I am saying that the manifesto promises by the NDC is an empty one,” Dr. Bawumia said.
“He lacks credibility because he failed as a President and he was voted out.”
“He is also inconsistent. He says one thing today, and changes his position tomorrow. He cancelled teachers trainee allowance and said he won’t restore it even it would cost him the elections. Later he said he did not cancel.”
“He introduced teacher licensure exams and now he is going round telling teachers that he will cancel.”
“He introduced the law to ban okada, now he says he will legalise it. He cancelled Arabic instructors allowance and now he says he will pay Arabic instructors.”
“He said Free SHS was 419 and that Free SHS would collapse our educational system. Now he says he will expand Free SHS to private schools. How can you expand something you said was 419?”
Dr. Bawumia stressed that the former President has a proven track record of broken promises and non performance so his new promises should be treated as empty.
“They have been in power for eight years, but they were unable to pay simple GHS70 million teacher trainee allowances. But now, they are promising US$10 billion Big Push. They don’t have the credibility.”
“Where is the credibility? Where is the consistency? Mahama is not a new person. That is why I say he has no credibility and that their manifesto is not credible.
“It is a kwatrekwa manifesto. If a naked person promises you cloth, just look at the person.”
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