I’m not against Bawumia but… – Prof Adei

Prof. Adei

Prof. Adei

The Dean of Arts and Sciences at Ashesi University, Professor Stephen Adei has stated that the explanation offered by the Office of the Vice President after his criticism that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia’s convoy is too long, is offensive.

According to the former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), the staff who claimed that Dr Bawumia’s convoy is a seven-car convoy was being economical with the truth, on the contrary, is “intelligent and doing well”.

“I think that the Vice President as a person is doing a great job and shouldn’t allow things like this to destroy him but if he thinks the old man [Adei] is a talker then he should go on.”

Prof. Adei earlier this week threatened to start a campaign against state officials including Vice President Bawumia, to force them to reduce the number of cars in their convoys.

“Tell them that the next time I see Bawumia or any of them travelling with 16 four-wheel drives, occupying the two lanes, I’m going to do a one-man crusade and that must be stopped at once,” he cautioned.

But the Office of the Vice President in a statement explained that the Vice President’s official convoy is made up of not more than seven vehicles.

The statement which was signed by Frank Agyei-Twum, Director of Communications at the Vice President’s Office, however, admitted, some vehicles of persons moving with the Vice President often join the convoy.

“The Office would like to make it clear that the Vice President and his team use a maximum of seven vehicles on trips outside Accra and not 16.

The seven vehicles include a leading police vehicle, security detail, protocol, the media team and an ambulance.”

Displeased with the explanation from Veep’s Office, Prof. Adei said the response does not indicate “a good leadership posturing in a country like Ghana”.

“There must be some young men at Bawumia’s Office who issue statements without thinking about the consequences, they were being economical with the truth,” he stated.

“I think the impression he gives is not good because all that I said is that this thing is too much.

I’m not saying it because I’m against him, in fact, he’s intelligent and he is doing well,” Prof Adei stressed.

He maintained that the fact that Dr. Bawumia travels with seven vehicles is immaterial. –myjoyonline.com

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