Vice presidential candidate for the NPP-Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the NDC does not care about northerners, rather the party cares about stomachs of its ruling class.
Speaking at a mini-rally at Buipe in the Yapei-Kusawgu Constituency of the Northern region, Bawumia said among other things that there is no truth in the NDC government’s claim that they love Northerners but what is clear is that they love their stomachs and pockets.
He said: “The NDC has run out of the arguments, they cannot win the policy debate so they are resorting to tribalism, they want to divide this country. They say John Mahama is a Northerner, but what happened to the SADA Money? Who chopped the SADA Money? If they loved Northerners they wouldn’t have looted the SADA money.”
He continued: “They say they love Northerners but they haven’t paid school feeding grants for our secondary schools in the north for two terms in a row; they say they love the Northerners but who chopped the GYEEDA money?”
To back his point, Bawumia said the cancellation of the Teacher and Nursing Trainee Allowances which was helping Northerners greatly shows how less the NDC cares about them.
“Who has refused to pay the Teacher training allowances which benefits Ghanaians including Northerners? Who has refused to pay the Nursing training allowances that benefits Ghanaians including northerners? They say they love Northerners, why has prices of fertilizers gone up so high? Our youth cannot find jobs and yet they say they love Northerners”, he said.
Bawumia added that Ghanaians are not going to vote on tribal lines as the NDC is seeking for. And that Nana Akufo-Addo is the person who truly has Northerners at heart.
“They only love their stomachs. They only love their stomachs. The one who loves Northerners is Nana Akufo-Addo. We have to vote for a government of integrity, a government that has compassion, a government that has honesty and a government that has vision, we are not going to vote on tribal basis, we are going to vote for our future and that future rests with a government under Nana Akufo-Addo” Bawumia said.