The Vice President of IMANI Africa, Kofi Bentil has stated that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia should be given a fair assessment.

In a Facebook post, Bentil emphasized that Vice President Bawumia, who has not yet served as president, should be given the chance to demonstrate his abilities.

Bentil drew a comparison to former President John Mahama, underlining the significance of fairness when assessing both candidates.

“Every man deserves a fair hearing. We gave Prez Mahama a chance to be President, the least we can do is give Dr Bawumia a fair and objective hearing.  He is not President, and has never been President! I have no doubt he will be better!

“The VP position in Ghana, apart from standing in when the president is away (and he can’t make any serious decisions), it is totally powerless! he is like an advisor! There’s a good reason Kwame Nkrumah refused to have a Vice President!

“Indeed the Minister of finance has more constitutional power than the VP in managing our finances and the EMT has zero power to effect its decisions. They advise the President who acts through his ministers!!!” Mr. Bentil stated.

According to him, Vice President Bawumia is a better choice to lead the nation.

“I trust VP Bawumia. Because he has been the best VP ever. Even under trying circumstances he has shown himself not corrupt and indeed has been effective in delivering some crucial transformations.

“I am entitled like everyone to my belief and choice and I believe he is a better choice.

“All the rest of us need to do, is give the man a fair hearing. Of course you’re entitled to your choice but you cheat yourself if you close your ears.”

Source: Ghana/