The Office of John Mahama has emphasized that it will henceforth respond squarely to any attack by Vice President, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, on the person of the former President.
“Whilst reminding Dr Bawumia that any needless and unprovoked attack on former President Mahama on any day will not go unanswered, we wish to remind him that the Office of the Vice President is conducted with grace, decency and maturity, not reckless and unrestrained talk,” Mahama’s spokesperson, James Agyenim Boateng cautioned Tuesday.
The latest caution comes after a comment made by Dr Bawumia on Monday about Mr Mahama’s decision to lead the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) when he met Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives in Accra.
“I hear the incompetent one [Mahama] says he wants to come back as if he didn’t do enough damage; well we’re waiting for him, we’re waiting for him, oh my God,” Dr Bawumia said. He also described Mahama’s decision to contest the flagbearer race of the NDC to become President again, as an attempt by him to do more damage to the Ghanaian economy.
“But you have to remember what happened at the time we came into office after many years of incompetent economic management; you cannot describe it any other than incompetent economic management. After many years of such economic management, the people of Ghana gave us the privilege to change course but after just twenty months in office, the difference is clear,” the Vice President added.
However, John Mahama’s office in a statement says they will henceforth, play dirty with the Dr Bawumia if he chooses to play dirty partially quoting the biblical verse in Luke 6:38 to suggest responding in “equal measure.”
“Let him also be reminded that respect for political office holders is earned and that if he chooses to play it dirty, he will get it back in equal measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over.”