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Bawumia shares his encounter with Akufo-Addo as Vice President

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has detailed his provided information of what transpired during his first encounter with then-candidate Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo prior to the 2016 polls.

He revealed that, growing up as a financial expert, he never ever thought of going into politics, not to talk of ending up being a Vice President of the Republic of Ghana.

" When I came back, I worked with the Bank of Ghana (BoG) until I had a call that Nana Addo wished to fulfill me. At the time, I had actually never ever met him and likewise didn't think about politics. For me, I thought he required information on economics so when I was choosing that meeting, I collected all my economic data so that I will give it to him in case he requested". Dr. Bawumia told his story on Wontumi radio during his visit to the Ashanti Region Monday.

In his unique interview kept track of by, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia exposed, "we promoted long but he never discussed anything about information until lastly he informed me he wanted me to be his Vice Presidential Candidate".

" It remained in August 2008 and the election remained in December so I was little shocked when he asked me since I never ever believed that was going to occur like that", Bawumia revealed.

Dr. Bawumia however expressed his appreciation to his manager Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for the opportunity to work as running mate for three consecutive times with luck smiling on them in 2016

Dr. Bawumia who had stayed in America for 20 years kept in mind that he only came back to Ghana to with his expertise in economics to help develop the country at the time.

"When I was returning to Ghana, I never thought of going into politics nevertheless, I wished to come and help". He revealed.

Dr. Bawumia was a Deputy Guv of the Bank of Ghana up until his nomination as the Vice presidential of the NPP in 2008.