Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s recent analogy involving drivers’ mates has stirred discontent among some in the profession, leading to preparations for a substantial demonstration.
Reports indicate that these drivers’ mates are displeased with Dr. Bawumia’s use of their role as an example.
Alhaji Amadu Bukari Sorogho, former Member of Parliament for Madina, disclosed this on Adom FM’s morning show, Dwaso Nsem, on Monday.
According to Sorogho, these drivers’ mates are planning a protest to distance themselves from Dr. Bawumia, who also serves as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The drivers’ mates feel that Dr. Bawumia’s analogy is damaging their reputation, prompting them to take action.
Despite their anger, Sorogho urged them to remain calm.
“Are you aware that mates in the country are angry at Bawumia and want to protest because he used them to set an example? They claim he is destroying their names but we are pleading with them to calm down” the NDC man asserted.
“A typical mate doesn’t qualify to drive even if your master travels for years but Bawumia acts as a President anytime Akufo-Addo is out of the country and so you see the confusion he has brought” he quizzed.
Furthermore, Alhaji Sorogho argued that if the Vice President considers himself a mate, then he is not qualified to be a driver.
He pointed out that a typical conductor does not meet the qualifications to drive, questioning Dr. Bawumia’s role as an acting president whenever President Akufo-Addo is out of the country, suggesting it has led to confusion.