Mrs Alima Justice writes…
Mr Vice President, why don’t you campaign in your father’s name and mention his achievements?
Your father, Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia, a Mamprusi from the then northern region was once a member of parliament like Chief Dombo, a Dagaati from today’s Upper West region. Your father in particular served under the presidency of Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Dr Hilla Liman and finally under JJ Rawlings in various capacities as a politician.
I am therefore disturbed that you fail completely to ride on your own father’s name and image in politics as far as your supposed presidential ambition is concerned.
Aren’t you proud of your father as a son? What then should the sons and daughters of Chief Dombo do?
At least, you have the benefit of few lessons too glaring for your learning. President JA Kufour has been very proud of his mother, Amaapaa, and he talks about her freely and frequently.
President Akufo Addo has been very proud of his father’s contribution as a politician and a former president of Ghana.
Hon Alan Kyerematen has equally been proud of his grandfather who served as government official under the colonial administration and his father, Dr Alexander A.Y. Kyerematen, who served as Kumasi mayor and achieved so much unprecedented developmental success.
Hon Akoto Afriyie has openly been proud of his father, Okyeame Osei Akoto, in the annals of NPP tradition and Ghana politics much as Hon Boakye Agyarko is.
Now, may someone help settle my confusion, WHY IS DR BAWUMIA NOT PROUD OF HIS OWN FATHER’S POLITICAL HISTORY INSTEAD OF CHIEF DOMBO?