Joyce Bawah Mogtari, the Special Aide to former President John Dramani Mahama, has said the National Democratic Congress (NDC) will dig into Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia's past speeches and use it against him in next year’s elections.
In an interview with Kumasi-based Ultimate FM, Lawyer Bawa Mogtari emphasized that the NDC would not spend too much energy in campaigning against the New Patriotic Party's (NPP) Dr. Bawumia, as his own past speeches would serve as an "antidote" to pin him down.
During the NPP's bid for power in 2016, Dr. Bawumia, who was the Running Mate to then-presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, posed 170 questions to then-President Mahama and compiled lists of groups suffering in the country.
Joyce Bawa Mogtari pointed out that the individuals and groups listed by Bawumia are now experiencing severe suffering under his administration.
"For all the 170 questions he posed in 2016, the list of persons who were suffering are suffering even more," Mogtari asserted.
She highlighted that the speeches made by the Vice President in both the 2016 and 2020 election campaigns are fresh in the minds of Ghanaians and the NDC.
According to her, the government's performance and its impact on the people are evident and will be used against Bawumia during the 2024 election campaigns.
“I love social media but before I send anything I cross-check to see if this will not come back to haunt me. All we have in this space is our credibility,” she added.
The former Deputy Transport Minister under the NDC expressed dismay at how Dr. Bawumia allowed himself to be misled by certain power-thirsty NPP leaders into making what she termed as unrealistic promises during the 2016 and 2020 election bids.
According to her, the comments and promises would continue to haunt the NPP in the upcoming 2024 elections as the NDC plans to use them against the Vice President.
“Dr. Bawumia allowed himself to be misled by a political hierarchy that wanted power at all costs. He didn’t even stop for a moment to think that one day his credibility would now be questioned by every Ghanaian. All attempts now to rebrand him have not worked,” Mogtari concluded.