Action Patriots For Justice (APJ) a Techiman based pro New Patriotic Party pressure group has hit back at the James Agyenim-Boateng, the spokesperson for the Ex-President John Mahama over its insults and attacks on the personality and credibility of the Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for describing former President John Mahama’s re-run to the presidency, as an attempt to do more damage to the country.
APJ in a statement maintained that instead of NDC dealing with the issues raised by Dr Bawumia, the spokesperson for Former president, Mr Agyenim Boateng had embarked on a deliberate misrepresentation of facts intended to obfuscate the issues raised.
Former President John Mahama’s spokesperson, James Agyenim-Boateng, had cautioned Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia against what he termed as needless and unprovoked attacks on his boss. He said if Bawumia does not desist from such acts, they will also respond in equal measure.
‘’Hypocritically, Agyenim Boateng has soon forgotten that, his NDC, has labelled the current government, which Dr Bawumia is the vice president as “Supper Incompetent” which means worse in its meaning than Incompetent alone’ ’the statement quizzed
Read the full statement below
For Immediate Release
10th October 2018
HYPOCRISY WILL KILL FMR PRESIDENT MAHAMA AND THE NDC, APJ REPLIES AGYENIM BOATENG
RE: BAWUMUA HAS BROUGHT THE OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT INTO DISREPUTE:
Selective Amnesia seems to be the disease of the Opposition NDC and their level of hypocrisy has also reached its peak
Action Patriots For Justice, (APJ ) is totally scandalized to read from the social media, a purported press statement coming from the office of the former president signed by Agyenim Boateng, his spokes person
The release sought to give a funny impression that, his Excellency, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has disgraced his office as the vice president citing a video Dr Bawumia is seen describing former president Mahama as “Incompetent” and his intention of coming back as surprising.
The statement is not only in bad taste, but also full of invectives, on the reputation of the vice president.
Dr. Bawumia is heard in a video describing the former president as incompetent and that has provoked the NDC to come out with this press release and APJ is of the view that, it is unnecessary and uncalled for.
If the former president was competent, will he have been voted out of office?
It will be very useful for the purpose of this argument, to find out, the meaning of “incompetent” as used by Dr. Bawumia.
Incompetent simply means; not having the skill or ability to do your job or task, as it should be done.
Now let’s interrogate the issues.
Why was the former president voted out of Office?
Because former president Mahama lacks the skill and the ability to do his job as president, hence his defeat in the 2016 general elections.
So is Dr Bawumia wrong if he describes former president Mahama as “Incompetent? Is it an attack or insult?
Or Dr Bawumia described president Mahama exactly on his performance.
Hypocritically, Agyenim Boateng has soon forgotten that, his NDC, has labelled the current government, which Dr Bawumia is the vice president as “Supper Incompetent” which means worse in its meaning than Incompetent alone.
NPP has never complained or issued a statement to that effect, because, NPP believes, Ghanaians are the better Judges.
Former president Mahama recently said in response to Dr Bawumia that, ” Any economics can organize economic lectures. What is the former president trying to insinuate? Is this a decorous comment to make about a sitting vice president from a former president?
Again, former president Mahama described the view of the NPP, then in opposition concerning his intention to use our cocoa as equilateral for a loan as balony, in other words; foolish and senseless. Where was the NDC and the issuer of this press statement?
In broad day light, former president Mahama told Dr Bawumia, then in opposition and all Ghanaians to shut up on criticizing him, because we haven’t been presidents before. Isn’t this disrespecting and reckless? where was Agyenim Boateng?
We find some portions of the press statement insulting, immature and irresponsible, and if former president Mahama and his NDC are allowed to continue in this manner, APJ is afraid, it won’t augur well for our multi-party democracy.
APJ is solidly behind the vice president in his line of duty.
We believe Dr Bawumia is genius and a good economical asset to Ghana and APJ won’t sit on the fence for the NDC or anybody to dent his reputation and image.
We will end by quoting some portions of their own statement back to them and I paraphrase: Let the NDC also be reminded that, respect for political office holders is earned, if the NDC chooses to play it dirty, the NDC will get it in equal measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.
Let Justice prevail and there will be peace in our political circles.
Long Live Ghana!!!
Long Live Dr Mahamudu Bawumia!!!
Long Live APJ!!!
Oheneba Appiagyei Donkor
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