May 20, 2024

The Campaign team of Vice President and flag bearer hopeful of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) has clarified that the viral circulation of pictures and videos of branded Bawumia pick-up vehicles on social media were not paid for by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and his campaign office.

The team added that there were six branded pick-up vehicles, not one hundred as alleged and publicized by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Rockson Dafeamekpor.

A section of Ghanaians have questioned the source of funding for some pickups branded with inscriptions of “Bawumia for President for 2024” in widely circulated pictures and videos on social media.

Reacting to the viral photos and videos, the campaign team in a press release signed by the President, Gyasi Boako, said, the “The number of branded pick-ups is six (6), not one hundred (100) as alleged and publicized by the NDC Member of Parliament for South Dayi, Hon. Rockson Dafeamekpor, and his collaborators.

“Bawumia Must Win (BWM) has observed with utmost shock viral circulation of photos/videos of branded-Bawumia vehicles with misleading captions and voiceovers on social media by perpetual critics and cynics of Dr. Bawumia within and outside the NPP aimed at causing disaffection for the noble vice president of Ghana.” The group said

“Whiles we apprecite the tense inter and intra political temperature with regards to the upcoming presidential primaries of the NPP and its attendant 2024 general elections, we find it repulsive and unfortunate by reckless apparatchicks of some NPP flagbearer hopefuls and apologists of John Mahama to engage in such ribelous exeecise”

“The vehicles (pick-ups) in question were neither bought, branded, nor paid for by Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia or his campaign office,”

“The vehicles were not and could not have been bought with proceeds from a yet-to-arrive IMF Funds, as mischievously put out by the NDC and asserted by the internal saboteurs.” The team added.

“The vehicles belong to a group of individuals who believe and share in the vision of Dr. Bawumia. The vehicles are to be used and returned to the owners after the campaign.” The statement clarified.

“The vehicles are to be used and returned to the owner after the campaign. This is not and will not be the first time or the last time private citizens have donated vehicles to support politicians’ campaign”

They indicated that ” To the extent that there are no laws in Ghana that bar individuals or volunteer groups from contributing logistically and financially to support politicians, the general public is entreated to ignore propaganda sophistry. It is worth stating that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia remains focused, and will not be distracted by negative commentary by political desperados”