Johnson Asiedu Nketia, the National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress, has given an explanation for his decision to forego Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s speech in favor of football.
He said that the recent African Cup of Nations (AFCON) semi-final between South Africa and Nigeria was more significant than Dr. Bawumia’s presentation.
Mr. Nketia believed that Dr. Bawumia’s purported vision for Ghana was less interesting than the recently concluded AFCON.
Instead, the man known as “General Mosquito” said that he filmed the Vice President’s talk because “it is hard to listen to lies.”
“I recorded it because Nigeria’s match was more important to me than what Bawumia had to say. The match was more entertaining than what Bawumia had to say, you know it is hard to listen to lies. You get infuriated listening to lies, so I recorded it and I’ve listened to some portions,” he said in an interview on Adom FM’s morning show Dwaso Nsem, Monday.
In a lecture titled “Ghana’s Next Chapter,” Dr. Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), detailed his intentions for governing in advance of the December presidential election.
He declared in his vision that he intended to reverse some of the existing government’s policies. Prior to the general elections, however, General Mosquito pleaded with Ghanaians not to believe the “lies” spread by Dr. Bawumia.