The former Wellbeing Minister, Alex Segbefia has criticised the Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia for accusing the opposition NDC’s flagbearer, John Mahama for politicising the Covid-19 pandemic.
Speaking on Joy FM’s Top Tale Tuesday, Mr Segbefia claimed previous President Mahama was only responding to a publication wherever the Finance Minister, Ken Ofori-Atta experienced indicated that the country’s economy has been terribly impacted by the pandemic and would just take a few several years to recuperate.
Therefore, “there was no will need for Vice President Bawumia to respond to anything the President Mahama said.
“Nobody in the opposition social gathering claimed the economic system was suffering it was the Finance Minister himself. So be sure to let’s place this in perspective.”
His remarks occur just after Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia touted President Akufo-Addo’s administration of the economic climate even in the facial area of the coronavirus pandemic.
In reaction to former President John Mahama, who criticised government’s dealing with of the crisis, Dr Bawumia explained “we have been capable to conduct much much better on the predicament we inherited.
“In simple fact, the knowledge would make it really crystal clear. So My humble information to previous President Mahama is to get a seem at the details right before you talk, otherwise, you will finish up uncomfortable oneself,” Dr Bawumia added when he chaired a coronavirus function at the Jubilee Home on Monday.
The Vice President’s statement has been greatly criticised by a portion of the community, significantly individuals on social media.
Mr Segbefia noted that, even if previous President Mahama had made political utterances through his Fb stay interactions, Dr Bawumia, the second gentleman of the land was not the appropriate person to reply to the opposition at a time the country is dealing with a world wide crisis.
“Are you telling me that with the 125 ministers you (NPP) couldn’t get everyone to react but for the Variety just one and the Variety two gentlemen of the land to descend into deep and hardcore politics in response and that is suitable?”
“Well social media people, CSOs, spiritual leaders have presented them (authorities) the reply with their reaction. That is why I have claimed that if that is their way to tackling this pandemic, then I want them superior luck, Ghanaians will be the judges.”
On his aspect, the Deputy Information and facts Minister, Pius Enam Hadzide on the same programme reported there is practically nothing completely wrong with Dr. Bawumia responding appropriately to unwarranted criticisms set out there by the opposition.
According to him, governing administration as section of the effort and hard work to combat Covid-19 should suitable misinformation and misinterpretation, especially all those unfold by the opposition.
“Former President Mahama has built about seven speeches as a result of social media interaction. But when closely monitored, you will notice that there is an act or endeavor to politicize this sensitive make a difference, he stated.”