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Bawumia doesn’t have to pay for his ‘father’s sins’ – Kofi Bentil launches another appeal for VEEP

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As the political landscape in Ghana heats up ahead of the 2024 elections, Vice President of IMANI-Africa, Kofi Bentil, who has now become a vocal proponent of the campaign to make Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia the country’s president from January 2025, has defended Bawumia against criticisms linked to the shortcomings of the Akufo-Addo administration.

Speaking on JoyNews’ Newsfile, Bentil contended that while the Akufo-Addo government, particularly in its second term, faced significant challenges, Dr Bawumia cannot be solely blamed as the ultimate responsibility lies with the president. Bentil asserted that Dr. Bawumia, compared to John Mahama, presents a more credible candidate deserving of support in the upcoming elections.

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“It will be difficult for Bawumia to extricate himself from the sins of the Akufo-Addo government, but I believe he is the best option for Ghana,” Bentil stated. He emphasized the need for a break from the current government’s key members in Dr. Bawumia’s team to demonstrate a commitment to change and accountability.

Bentil’s remarks come in the wake of Dr. Bawumia’s recent address at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA), where he outlined the government’s achievements and unveiled plans to abolish certain taxes.

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Dr. Bawumia touted the government’s success in managing inflation, controlling spending, reducing fiscal deficit, and stabilizing the debt-to-GDP ratio. He also highlighted the resilience of Ghana’s economy amid global challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war.

“Following COVID-19 and the global slowdown, Ghana’s GDP growth declined to an average of 4.9% between 2017 and 2022. What is remarkable about this performance is that notwithstanding the global economic crisis from COVI-19 and the Russia-Ukraine war, economic growth under our government is still stronger on average than under the 2013-2016 era preceding our coming into office,” Dr. Bawumia stated.

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As the debate over Ghana’s economic performance and leadership intensifies, Dr. Bawumia’s address and Bentil’s advocacy underscore the competing narratives shaping the discourse in the run-up to the crucial 2024 elections. With expectations high and stakes even higher, Ghanaians are closely scrutinizing political promises and assessing candidates’ credibility in determining the nation’s future direction.

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