The Member of Parliament (MP) for Bolgatanga Central Constituency, Isaac Adongo, has dared Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to a debate on the economy, indicating that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) flagbearer hopeful has contributed nothing in his six years in office.
The National Democratic Congress (NDC) MP said the Vice President has moved from talking about the economy to singing the song of digitalization, whose building blocks were laid by the NDC government.
“We built the biggest capacity data center to ensure that the Ghana.gov project, which was to computerize government services, had a place for data safety and for data storage,” he told journalists on Wednesday, June 21, at Parliament.
“Without these infrastructures, you can only dream about digitalization, Dr. Bawumia,” he said in his statement to the Vice President, who is on a campaign tour in the Greater Accra Region.
The Ranking Member on the Finance Committee of Parliament subsequently challenged the Vice President to an open debate on the economy.
But, in a sharp response, the Upper East Regional Communication Director for the New Patriotic Party, Peter Ayinbisa, has asked the Member of Parliament for Bolga-Central, Isaac Adongo, to water down his interest in debating the VEEP and rather channel his energy to developing his constituency. The Regional Communication Director explained that the MP would be floored easily, even in a debate with [his] Mr. Ayinbisa’s assemblyman.
“I dare Adongo to come and debate with my area Assembly member on any angle of his choice. When they talk about the economy, Adongo should not even come closer. Okay, fine, he should tell us what exactly he has been able to lobby for his constituency since going to parliament—he should tell us. So, when they talk about integrity in terms of bringing development to the people who vote, he has lost it. What track record can you stand to debate on when you have failed your people back home—so, I dare him, he can’t even stand a minute debate with my assemblyman,” he added.
The Upper East Regional Communication Director advised the Member of Parliament to emulate his colleague parliamentarians who are championing development projects to their constituents rather than looking at issues that cannot bring potable water to his constituents.
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