Benjamin Kofi Quashie, the Chairman of the South African National Democratic Congress Council of Elders has strongly criticised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia for his recent statement, describing them as "theatrics and unnecessary."
Mr Quashie's comments is in reaction to Dr. Bawumia's assertion that he will give the National Democratic Congress (NDC) a showdown in the 2024 elections.
He believes that instead of focusing on political showdowns, the Vice President should prioritise addressing the pressing economic challenges facing Ghana.
Speaking on Joy News' "Am Show" monitored by ModernGhana News on Monday, Mr Quashie expressed his disappointment with the Vice President's rhetoric.
He stated that rather than devising innovative solutions to improve the Ghanaian economy, Dr. Bawumia appears preoccupied with winning the upcoming elections.
Mr Quashie remarked, "Very unfortunate theatrics and needless at the moment."
He argues that Ghana faces a myriad of challenges that demand immediate attention.
"Look at the problem on the motorway. There is a minister of Roads and Highways who went on that road and said that if you (Ghanaians) don't understand road construction, shut up".
These are the things, in the view of Mr. Kofi Quashie, that should occupy the attention of the Vice President.
"I think Bawumia's behaviour needs to be put in check. Everybody would have to call him out to stop the theatrics and get to work to get things done," Mr Quashie emphasised.
Dr. Bawumia had previously made statements during a gathering in the Oti Region, where he emphasised his determination to secure a massive victory for the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2024 elections, particularly in NDC strongholds.
“I will also win more votes for the NPP in the Volta Region. Therefore, I will shake all their strongholds. That is why they (NDC) do not want Dr. Bawumia to emerge as the flagbearer.
“Because they know that as flagbearer, I will give them a showdown in their strongholds," the Vice President stated.