Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has sounded a note of caution to former President John Mahama ahead of the 2020 elections.
Dr Bawumia says election 2020 will be fought based on the records of both the NDC, NDC and not on tribal lines.
Dr Bawumia currently on tour in the Northern Region said this whiles addressing the Chiefs and people of Gushegu on September 6, 2020.
His comments come on the back after President Akufo Addo’s criticism of Mr Mahama, for allegedly fanning ethnocentric comments when he said called those involved in the Agyapa deal as “Akyem Sakawa’ boys.
The flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) shared a post by Bolgatanga Central MP Isaac Adongo which called Akyems ‘mafia’ and accused President Akufo-Addo and his kith of forming a families-and-friends cartel to capture the mineral resources of the state via the deal.
This comments have been condemned by the NPP leadership and Dr Bawumia says John Mahama can’t win an election on tribalism.
“This election is going to be fought on our records not on tribalism and my message to John Mahama is that you cannot win the Presidency with tribalism. Ghana has gone beyond tribalism.”
“Come and show your competence in the delivery to the people of Ghana. Because you don’t have competence, you are resorting to tribalism.”
He added that this is a clear indication that John Mahama is a divisive persons hence Ghanaians must not vote for him in the December polls and he must apologize for the comments.
“We don’t want a president who divides. We want a president who unites and so the recent utterance by John Mahama referring to Akyems as Sakawa boys; how do you take a whole tribe and say they are sakawa. We will not stand for tribalism and so we will continue to call on John Mahama to apologise unreservedly for what he has endorsed.”
President Akufo-Addo has already slammed Mahama for what he calls ethnocentric comments but the former President has denied making such distasteful comment and says he will be the last person to do so.
He also called on Civil Society Organisations and institutions to come out and condemn the comments which he believes is healthy for the growth of the nation.