… Tony Aidoo, Haruna Atta Call His Bluff

Meanwhile, the Head of Policy, Monitoring and Evaluation at the presidency, Dr. Tony Aidoo,  has described  Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as “competent as an accountant, rather than an economist”.

“The problem with Dr Bawumia is that he presents himself as an economist, and yet his whole capability is that of an accountant”, he explained.

According to him, the twice-defeated vice-presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), “talks about figures but doesn’t understand the forces which create the figures so he takes the figures at their face-value, and then play politics with it”.

Dr. Aidoo claimed Dr. Bawumia lacked the competence to make a correct analysis of the economy.

In a related development, the publicist of the Planning Committee of the Memorial Lecture , Alhaji Haruna Attah, has also strongly condemned the former Deputy Central Bank Governor, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, for using the occasion to attack the current government’s handling of the economy.

Haruna Attah, said Dr. Bawumia was supposed to speak on the topic, “The need for a disciplined youth to advance development”, and fumed that he (Dr. Bawumia) displayed “crass partisanship” by his “unwarranted attack” against the government which, according to him, “took everyone by surprise”.

“…I walked out of the lecture because I didn’t want to be part of that kind of crass partisanship which the young man showed yesterday”, Haruna Attah said.

“Yesterday Dr. Bawumia exhibited the lowest of the lowest”, adding that: “…You don’t use a memorial lecture  meant to ennoble the memory of someone who stood for certain values, as a political platform to attack others”.

“…And the disrespect he showed to the President was what gored me because Dr. (Clement) Apaak was sitting there as the representative of the President of the Republic. He was there on the high table. Dr. Apaak read a message from the President of Ghana and if Dr. Bawumia does not respect the President of Ghana, does he expect us to respect him? So I walked out. I want the public to know I walked out on Dr. Bawumia because Politicians should not be encouraged to do the wrong things”, the Chairman of the Publicity Committee of the Aliu Mahama memorial Lecture said.

He said: “Look I’m not happy at all, and I don’t want my name to be associated with what that young man did and like my statement said, I also want to make it public on your programme, my apology to the President and his government, because he did nothing to deserve what that young man did”. — Source: Ghanaweb


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