Audio: I rejected running mate offer – Bawumia reveals

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Vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has revealed he rejected the initial offer to partner President Akufo-Addo when he was approached in 2007.

He explained that, as then deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana, he was not ready to join the hostile political terrain.

“When I was requested to come into politics, I was a bit hesitant and my initial answer was no” he stated while addressing a conference on monitoring and evaluation at the University of Ghana.

But, Dr. Bawumia said he made a u-turn when his then boss who was Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Paul Acquah convinced him to rescind his decision.

“My boss, Paul Acquah said our problems is really the politicians so I think you should get in there so you help us implement all the policies we have been recommending” he added.

Dr. Bawumia said after the meeting with his boss, he decided to join politics with a secret agenda to push politicians buy into research works of technocrats.

Dr. Bawumia since becoming vice president has led a lot of innovations to leverage on technology to improve service delivery in the public sector to facilitate rapid economic growth.

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