The Member of Parliament for Wa West, Joseph Yieleh Chireh, is pointing to internal sabotage of Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to derail his presidential ambition following the expired food incident involving him.
His comments come after it was uncovered that some of the food items Dr. Bawumia distributed to the victims of the flooding caused by the spillage of the Bagre dam in Wa in the Upper West region were expired.
According to the National Disaster Management Organisation (NADMO), the expired food items were “mistakenly” added to the items distributed to the flood victims by Dr Bawumia and that it took “full responsibility for said mistakes.”
Yieleh Chireh, however, rejected the clarification by NADMO, maintaining that the expired food items were deliberately planted in the relief items to hamper Dr Bawumia’s chances of succeeding President Nana Akufo-Addo after tenure.
“If the thing [donation] had gone well the political outcome would have been good for the vice president…I believe people want to sabotage the vice president in case there’s a room for him to become president,” he told Journalists Wednesday.
“This particular issue is so unfortunate. But it appears they want to put him in a very bad media light so that Ghanaians will always associate the negatives with the vice president,” he added.
Meanwhile, the Communications Director for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Upper West region, Mr Bukari Ali, has stated the NDC will fail in its attempt to dent the image of Dr Bawumia.
According to him, the rise of Dr Bawumia due to his exemplary performance is causing a lot of disaffection within the rank and file of the Umbrella party hence resorting to nefarious machinations to bring him down.
Speaking to Collins Aparaku (Aluta) host of ‘Good Morning Moonlite’ on Moonlite FM in Sunyani, Ali said the Veep has become a target for unjustifiable and constant vilifications.