Captain Smart, host of the Onua TV Morning Show, claims that a clique within the administration is frustrating Vice President Mahammudu Bawumia, preventing him from successfully operating.
According to him, the Veep’s generally cheerful demeanor has evaporated in recent months, and he attributes this to the Akyem people ‘doing him in.’
Captain Smart voiced misgivings on his show on November 24, 2021, regarding whether Bawumia’s complete opinion was taken into consideration when the budget was being worked on.
“…Ken Agyapong was someplace, without knowing what was going on, when you came into the NPP and started working.” Do you recall what happened? Is it possible that you’re being prevented from working?” “I am suspecting that the Akyem people are smothering Bawumia,” he inquired.
“Bawumia used to have a happy disposition but not anymore. The Akyem guys are doing him in. He is being frustrated so he can’t have that happy disposition. I am suspecting he is not being allowed freehand to do his job,” he noted.
Out of those supposedly frustrating the Vice President, Captain Smart mentioned only Gabby (Asare Otchere-Darko) referring to him as Prime Minister in the Akufo-Addo government.
Captain Smart challenged the president with ordering the reversal of new levies, notably the Electronic Transactions Levy (E-levy), or face large demonstrations. “On the E-levy, Nana, if everything is well, please tell the Finance Minister to cancel it since you are essentially making this country ungoverned.”
“It is not anyone who is making Ghana ungovernable,” I said at your last cabinet meeting before your Glasgow trip, when my name was suggested. You, along with your clueless ministers, are the ones who are making this country unmanageable for you,” he accused.