Presidential staffer and a member of the Bawumia campaign team, Dennis Miracles Aboagye has said that they disagree with comments made by former Minister of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation Professor Kwabena Frimpong-Boateng that past utterances of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumua will haunt him in his bid to lead the New Patriotic Party (NPP) as flagbearer for the 2024 elections and subsequently as President of Ghana.
Miracles Aboagye said that Prof Frimpong-Boateng has over the period shown by his utterances that he is not in support of the bid of the Vice President therefore, they are not surprised by those pronouncements coming from him. Prof Frimpong-Boateng who is also the former Head of the Korle-Bu Cardio Centre had said on TV3’s Hot Issues with Keminni Amanor on Sunday, October 20, 2023, that “The thing is, it is not his fault that he wanted to maybe deceive people. But then you’ve made a pronouncement and now you’ve been charged by those pronouncements.
“This is what I am saying because he is the Vice President, he has been exposed for eight years, he is bound to have done certain things that will come back to haunt him.” “This is what I am saying that he is more vulnerable than the rest because the rest didn’t have that exposure,” he added.
He also said regarding another flagbearer aspirant Kennedy Agyapong that “I think he is straightforward, he fights against corruption. His baggage is his utterances in the past just like the Vice President.”
Reacting to his comments on the Ghana Tonight show on TV3 on Monday, October 23, Dennis Miracles Aboagye said “we completely disagree with the Professor. Of course, we are not surprised because it is an internal contest, he has already declared his stance when it comes to this internal contest.
He is not a fan of the Vice president, he doesn’t support him in this particular contest and so you should expect that his views will be one that will not in any way promote the vice president.
“He is not an authority on this matter and so he cannot be taken seriously on this, his utterances in the past few days have been one that do not promote his party in any way, he has been one that seeks to divide the front of the party and for that matter, we do not want to place much premium on it.
“Every politician makes utterances and statements and so if you say that the Vice president made certain utterances that are haunting him from becoming the president, the question is, what about the former President who has been president before and not just utterances but the people have realized him and know what he can do and what he cannot do and yet is staging a comeback.”
By: Laud Nartey