Following rumours that the NDC sponsored Bawumia’s education, the NPP Veep hopeful has come out to trash the claims
Vice Presidential hopeful of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) Muhammadu Bawumia, has trashed claims that the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) sponsored his education by granting him scholarship to study abroad.
It was earlier affirmed by the General Secretary of the NDC Asiedu Nketia, that Bawumia would not have succeeded in life if he was not supported by the NDC.
According to Asiedu Nketia, who originated reports that NDC sponsored Bawumia’s education while the father of the NPP’s Veep hopeful, Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia was serving as the Chairman of the Council of State, Bawumia greatly benefited from the ruling party. In his statement, Nketia stated that until his death, Bawumia’s father was the Chairman of the Council of State, under
In his statement, Nketia stated that until his death, Bawumia’s father was the Chairman of the Council of State, under ex-President J.J Rawlings which was when he got the scholarship for his son Mahamudu Bawumia to study abroad.
Nkeita also said that Mumuni Bawumia joined virtually every political party that existed after independence including; Northern People’s Party, United Party, and CPP.
However NPP’s veep hopeful Bawumia, has responded to the aforementioned claims, saying the NDC never sponsored his education. Bawumia has gone further to issue a statement debunking the claims. In the statement, he stated that he has never been on Government of Ghana scholarship throughout his studies abroad.
He also pointed out that the ruling NDC was formed in 1992 when he was was mid-way through his Ph.D studies at Simon Fraser University. To back his points, Nana Addo’s running mate presented his academic qualifications, as well their respective years of acquisition.
1969-1975 Sakasaka Primary School (Tamale)
1975-1982 Tamale Secondary School, Ghana – GCE O and A-Levels
1982-1984 Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (A.C.I.B) –U.K Emile Woolf College of Accountancy, London, England
1984-1986 B.Sc. Economics (First Class Hons.) University of Buckingham, UK
1987- 1988 M.Sc. Development Economics. University of Oxford, UK (Lincoln College)
1991 – 1995 Ph.D. in Economics Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
As seen in the statement.