Former Central Region Chairman of the Opposition National Democratic Congress, Allotey Jacobs has lauded Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for his excellent speech at the recent Town hall meeting held by the ruling New Patriotic Party on Tuesday 11th February 2020.
According to the social commentator as he preferred to be called, indicated that his party need to find someone who can match Bawumia boot for boot but not a mere rhetoric from the party’s communicators on various radio and television stations which will not be able to tackle Bawumia’s assertion and facts given at the just ended town hall meeting organised in Kumasi.
Mr Allotey who for sometime now has been following speeches and comments of Bawumia said the New Patriotic Party won the 2016 general elections because of Bawumia’s intelligent and structured communication. To him, the communication of the NDC party is not cohesive enough to match Vice president Bawumia’s many lectures given on the economy.
“Bawumia is so smart that he organises town hall meetings, lectures and summon people from the intellectual community, structures of the society and he will deliver his speech which will sink into the minds of the people he invited to listen to him and that technique has helped his party in the run up to the 2016 general elections. He has started it again but our communication is not effective to match Bawumia’s own. It is not that the NDC party does not have message but our communication channel is weak and that is my problem”.
Speaking on Peace FM’s Kokrokoo morning show after the town hall meeting organised by the NPP, the astute communicator noted that, Bawumia has driven into the political scene occupying two thirds of our political space and continues to lead the communication of the NPP on many big platforms in Ghana and outside the country to drive home the message of the NPP to the people of Ghana and it is really paying off for the Akufo-Addo led administration. He believes anytime Bawumia is being criticized for his speeches, the vice president becomes more popular.
“Bawumia has roughly driven into our political scene and occupying two thirds of our political space where every discussion is centered on him making him more popular and it is a mistake the NDC has to correct it if they want the party to be on the same stage in terms of communication with Akufo-Addo government “, he said.
Going further, he admonished his party leaders to elect one candidate who can match Vice president Dr Mahamudu Bawumia boot for boot and render Bawumia’s lectures and facts useless as he believes that is the only way to defeat Bawumia in terms of communication.
Explaining further, he said that Bawumia has digitized communication in the country separating facts from propaganda. He believes the sequence in which Bawumia presents his facts is changing the old ways of communicating where one say anything he or she likes without any proven facts and figures. He said that Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has raised the communication level in the country to a different level and his party men need to have someone who can really challenge the vice president.
“I always say monkeys play by sizes and it is time my party leaders elect someone who can punch holes in the presentations of Bawumia”.
To this end, Mr Allotey said flagbearer John Dramani Mahama should speed up plans in electing a running mate who can match Bawumia and his communique with facts and figures but not mere speculations.
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia on Tuesday 11th February, 2020 addressed Ghanaians on many policies implemented by Government which has resulted in the growth of the economy and improved the living standards of the ordinary person in a town hall meeting in Kumasi which is the first of it kind this year.
Bawumia pointed out many of government’s policies such as the free Senior High school policy which has given hope to about 1.2 million students who are currently benefiting from the policy, NABCO which has give employment to over 90,000 unemployed graduates who might be in the house by now, planting for food and jobs which has boosted the agriculture sector and has brought about abundance in foodstuffs and so much more.
The vice president laying emphasis on free SHS, said, that the government is bent on educating all students and students who are educated under trees are better off than uneducated students. Also, he said that the double track system will not remain in our education system forever since there are not enough facilities to accommodate the huge number of students, the double track system is the best decision for the government at this crucial moment of implementing the free Senior High school program. He lambasted critics of the double track system which according to him have not provided any better idea.
The free Senior High school policy was a campaign promise by the New Patriotic Party in the run up to the 2016 general elections which many political parties were against because they had no hope the policy could be a reality.