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The member of Parliament for Tamale Central, Alhaji Inusah Fuseini has advised Ghanaains not to link the consistent attack on former president John Dramani Mahama by the vice president Dr Mahamadu Bawumia to their fathers past relationship in politics.

According to Hon. Inusah Fuseini, Dr Bawumia’s attacks on former president was his personal born out of power arrogance.

He recounted his early days tides with Dr Bawumia’s family and entreated Ghanaains not to feed into the late E. A Mahama and Mumuni Bawumia political appointments fall outs.

Dear NDC Members

I write you this from the bottom of my heart and after a deep and serious reflection on this matter. I hope it reaches you in good health and that you will continue to protect yourselves against the ravaging effects of the corona virus disease (Covid-19).

Please continue to take all the necessary precautions and adhere to the protocols issued by the World Health Organisation (WHO) because our party needs you alive, your region needs you alive, your constituency needs you alive and above all, your branch needs you alive.

The effort, determination and commitment to dislodge the dishonest and whimsical government of Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and the NPP is about six(6) months away and we need to re-dedicate ourselves to this noble effort.

The people of Ghana might have voted the NPP into office by mistake but we all know that in a democracy, the majority of the people can get it wrong and do sometimes get it wrong.

Admittedly, the majority of the people who got it wrong, have a right to get it wrong. This right is coterminous with the constitutional right vested in all of us to choose the leadership of the country.

Just like an employer can hire a person with impeccable academic qualifications who can turn out to fail to meet the expectations of the employer, so will we have to contend with the underperformance of Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo and the NPP government until the 7th of December, 2020, when we will be given the opportunity to right the wrong. Whilst we wait for this day, certain matters have b

urdened my heart but there’s one particular matter that I need to talk to you about.

A few days ago, the vice president of the country, H.E. Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, committed what in politics is considered a faux pas, an egregious “sin” and an unacceptable display of immaturity, when he sought to compare the leadership style and management of the spread and control of Covid-19 to the leadership style and management of the power crisis by H.E. John Dramani Mahama during the time the country was experiencing supply side constraints in the provision of adequate power to power our industries and light up our homes.

To be honest with you comrades, the comparison of these two unrelated matters was needless and many Ghanaians have said so.

I was left wondering, after hearing Dr. Bawumia, whether he had been under some pressure to talk.

I was left in no doubt that the attempted comparison was the height of idiocy and stupidity and could only come from a government that was struggling to win back the trust of the people of Ghana.

Never in the history of the 4th Republic has a government lost the trust of the people who voted it into power so quickly. My people have a saying for people who are boastful and quick to point out how fatty their fowl is; that, the fat extinguishes the fire that is meant to roast the fowl.

The lofty promises made by the NPP in opposition have simply caught up with them in government and they are being called out for what they are.

However, today is not all about NPP and Mahamudu Bawumia’s faux pas. It is about a story out there.

I have seen on many platforms, people share a post by Manasseh Awuni Azure and a supposed fracas that ensued between the fathers of H.E. John Dramani Mahama and H.E. Mahamudu Bawumia, when E.A. Mahama was the Minister of the Northern Territories and Mumuni Bawumia was his deputy. I have read the narration of the event in Manasseh’s book, ” The Fourth John”. I am not here to affirm or deny whether or not, indeed such a fracas did exist between their fathers but my worry is the imputation that it is by reason of this fracas that Mahamudu Bawumia is always attacking John Dramani Mahama. I have a great difficulty with that assertion.

You see, Comrades, at a point in my growing up, I used to visit the Bawumia family at Agric Ridge in Tamale. I came closer to the family because two of Mahamudu Bawumia’s siblings were my classmates and I particularly was close to both. I followed these mates of mine, not only to their home in Nalerigu as you may have known by now that I am a product of the Great NASS but also to their posh home in Tamale. That’s how I met Mahamudu and his siblings. They were a wonderful family. Baba used to dream of possessing a 700cc motorcycle so that he could disturb the father and the neighbourhood of Agric. Great days then.

As for my relationship with the E.A. Mahama family, it’s an interesting discussion I on another occasion will bring to you.

It’s interesting to note that the two families lived in the same area and even shared walls. E. A Mahama and Mumuni Bawumia’s children who were living in Tamale, attended Tamale Secondary school except John Dramani Mahama, who attended Ghana Secondary school. John Dramani Mahama has always said that attending Ghana Secondary School afforded him a great opportunity to eventually become President of Ghana to pave the way for his younger brother Mahamudu to also become vice president. In effect, JDM sees himself as a pacesetter and a feat to the former to try and reach.

Comrades, you are also aware that in this fourth republic, Dr. Bawumia’s father was initially posted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia by H.E. Jerry John Rawlings and subsequently made the Chairman of the Council of State.

Dr. Bawumia’s elder brother, Kpeenaa was Ghana’s ambassador to Burkina Faso. It is even rumoured that Dr. Mahamudu’s mother was an organizer of the NDC during its formative years.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia joined the Bank of Ghana during the time of Rawlings and so did his elder brother, Baba, who worked at the Ministry of Interior during that time.

In fact, I hear many people express a lot about some members of the Bawumia family still being very sympathetic to the great NDC.

Whatever are the reasons for Mahamudu Bawumia attacking John Dramani Mahama, they certainly cannot stem from a supposed fracas between their fathers. In my view, when NPP was in opposition, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia singled our John Dramani Mahama for attacks because of his desperate desire for power and because he apparently was assigned by his party, the task to attack his brother, without conscience.

Indeed, he was motivated by this inordinate desire for power and had no qualms executing such ill-advised task, even if it was at variance with the values with which we all were raised.

In government, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has further been blinded by the arrogance of power to not see that he needs to concentrate on his duties as vice president in getting the job done.

This has exposed him to unbridled manipulation by the powers that be in NPP. We must feel sorry for him but whom do we blame? Certainly, Mahamudu Bawumia.

However, like Asiedu Nketiah has repeatedly stated, we have to have sympathy for him, as well, because, he’s found himself in a lair of wolves, where he must be aggressive in attacking John Mahama to be relevant, as far as the politics of NPP is concerned.

Comrades, the only reason I have written this long piece this morning is to invite you to be circumspect, in spreading on platforms, the alleged rift that existed between the two stalwarts (E.A. Mahama and Mumuni Bawumia); which is feeding into the hatred and unwarranted and desperate attacks by Dr.

Mahamudu Bawumia on John Dramani Mahama. These attacks are the personal choice of Mahamudu Bawumia and in my view, do not extend beyond his nose for a rational justification. It’s only fair to make clear that these attacks which have gained national notoriety to the displeasure of respected Ghanaians and people of good moral standing, is a matter of Mahamudu Bawumia’s personal and political interests and might not necessarily have antecedents with family backgrounds, as people attempt to draw from Manasseh’s.

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