Mahama playing politics with COVID-19-KNUST Lecturer

A political Science Lecturer at the KNUST, Dr. Kwesi Amakye Boateng says there is nothing wrong with Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia’s response to former President John Mahama’s recent comments because the former President has been doing politics with the COVID-19 pandemic.

After setting a team of NDC members christened NDC COVID-19 Team parallel to the government’s response team, former President Mahama has also been attacking the government’s COVID-19 response effort in his series of social media engagements.

After a prolonged silence, the government hit back through the Vice President, who reminded the former President of how he mismanaged the Ghanaian economy and also failed to put in place mitigating measures to cushion Ghanaians and businesses who suffered from the debilitating effect of dumsor, which the Vice President labelled self-created during his media encounter.

Following the Vice President’s well-publicised response, leading members of the NDC have been attacking the Vice President, with some attacking his person.

But speaking on Metro TV’s Good Evening Ghana on Tuesday, the political science lecturer said Dr Bawumia was right to have responded due to Mahama’s conduct.

He said the former President has been seeking to profit politically from his social media engagement on government’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis.

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