Adutwum Pushes For Running Mate
Instead of focusing on how Senior High School (SHS) students in the country would be fed, Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, the Minister of Education, is busily pursuing a desperate political agenda of becoming the running mate of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, should the latter emerge as the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2024 election, The Anchor can say.
The minister, who is fumbling with affairs at the education sector, played the “Good Boy” game on the birthday of Ghana’s second lady, Samira Bawumia.
In a move to get the attention of the Bawumias, Dr. Adutwum’s camp cunningly designed a birthday flier, with the second lady’s picture and circulated it widely last Sunday.
The flier, with the second lady in a traditional wear read: ‘’Happy Birthday Samira Bawumia, Second Lady of Ghana’’ and beneath it was the name of Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum, who now goes with the acronym “YOA.”
But hours after that attention-seeking flier went viral, some list of potential running mates to Dr. Bawumia also popped up, with Dr. Adutwum’s name and photo being the number one on it.
New Patriotic Party (NPP) insiders are pointing fingers at persons close to the education minister for the emerging political tricks, which is likely to create confusion within the rank and file of the party, as well as the government.
The minister, who doubles as the MP for Bosomtwe in the Ashanti Region, during campaign tour of Dr. Bawumia to his constituency, while addressing the delegates, massaged the ego of the vice president, saying that they should expect the vice president to do what they have been praying should he win to become the flagbearer of the NPP.
The party delegate present understood what he said to be the prayer in his area that he is made the running mate in the future.
Meanwhile, senior high schools in the country are going through hard times with feeding as schools survive on Tom brown and milk power.
Food suppliers to the schools are also on the neck of the National Buffer Stock Company over non-payment of arrears owed them.