Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has pointed out that looking at the actions and policy decisions of the NDC government, there is no truth in their claim that they love Northerners, but what is clear is that “they love their stomachs and pockets”.
The NPP vice-Presidential candidate who made this point on Sunday at a mini-rally at Buipe in the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency of the Northern region said that after losing the argument on the real issues that affect the livelihoods of people of the North, the NDC is now seeking to benefit from tribalism by claiming that they are ones who love Northerners but debunked that assertion as nothing but an empty lie borne out of desperation.
“The NDC has run out of the arguments, they cannot win the policy debate so they are resorting to tribalism, they want to divide this country. They say John Mahama is a Northerner, but what happened to the SADA Money? Who chopped the SADA Money? If they loved Northerners they wouldn’t have looted the SADA money”
“They say they love Northerners but they haven’t paid school feeding grants for our secondary schools in the north for two terms in a row; they say they love the Northerners but who chopped the GYEEDA money?” he stated.
Dr. Bawumia also cited the cancellation of the Teacher and Nursing Trainee Allowances which has greatly helped people from the North to train as teachers and nurses and whose cancellation has virtually ended the dreams of many thousands to pursue training in these important sectors.
“Who has refused to pay the Teacher training allowances which benefits Ghanaians including Northerners? Who has refused to pay the Nursing training allowances that benefits Ghanaians including northerners? They say they love Northerners, why has prices of fertilizers gone up so high? Our youth cannot find jobs and yet they say they love Northerners”, he said.
Continuing, Dr. Bawumia observed that the evidence only indicates that officials of the current John Mahama government only love their stomachs and boldly stated that Ghanaians are not going to vote on tribal basis but will vote for Nana Akufo-Addo who has demonstrated the necessary compassion, honesty and vision to secure the future of Ghanaians.
“They only love their stomachs. They only love their stomachs. The one who loves Northerners is Nana Akufo-Addo. We have to vote for a government of integrity, a government that has compassion, a government that has honesty and a government that has vision, we are not going to vote on tribal basis, we are going to vote for our future and that future rests with a government under Nana Akufo-Addo”, he noted.