Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt Jnr has advised the Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to beat a retreat and not contest for the flagbearership position of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the image of the vice president has been dragged in the mud over the past few years as a result of failed promises of the Akufo-Addo-led administration in which he plays a key role.
Speaking on Alhaji and Alhaji on Pan African TV on Saturday, January 15, 2022, the veteran journalist intimated that Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s campaign will suffer major setbacks based on his inability to live up to the ‘economic Messiah’ status that he was projected to for the 2016 elections and subsequent elections.
Kwesi Pratt Jnr maintained that Dr. Bawumia’s political career may be truncated should he ignore his advice and proceed to contest and lose the NPP flagbearership race.
“Somebody must spend some effort to rescue the image of the vice president. Somebody who loves the Vice President must get closer and advise him to save himself the embarrassment. Forget about those who sit on television and comment on national situations. Walk into the street, engage the gardeners, the watchmen and raise the name of the Vice President…do you hear what they say about him? If he were my brother I’ll be pained.
“I am pained because he is my Vice President and I think he must be saved for himself because where his image is getting to, it’s worrying. Somebody must advise him, somebody must help him…because it should not happen to anybody, what is happening to the Vice President…it should not happen to anybody even if he hs a major contributor to that development because some of the things that are being said about him I cannot repeat on air….I cannot…I dare not because they are horrible,” Kwesi Pratt Jnr said.