The senior political science lecturer at the University of Ghana–Legon, Dr. Asah Asante says Dormaahene, Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II comments in describing Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as respect and decent is not an endorsement.

The Dormaahene, Oseadeyo Agyemang Badu II, who is the President of the Bono Regional House of Chiefs expressed his admiration for the Vice President when he visited the Bono Region for a campaign tour.

“Dr Bawumia, you’re respectful, intelligent, and more striking is the fact that your utterances are devoid of insults and are decent,” he remarked.

He further pleaded with the Vice President to expedite uncompleted projects in the region and fulfill promises made to them that made the budget for this year

Dr Bawumia also thanked the Bono Regional House of Chiefs, sought their support for him come December polls, and assured them of his commitment towards the development of this country.

However, commenting on the development on Morning Starr with Francis Abban Thursday, Dr. Asante stated that the pronouncements by the Chief cannot mean an endorsement.  

“You are saying that the person is decent, his language is decorous and all that. He has not supported anybody, I am not a lawyer but my little understanding is that the ruling of the Supreme Court is that you don’t endorse a political actor. You can endorse his policy and the rest of them.

“He is saying that your language is decent, this statement can be made by anybody that your language is decent. We attack the President and Vice President and attack other political actors sometimes their language is not decent it’s too harsh and intemperate.

“When we do that can you say we have endorsed them or we have attacked them? We are talking about an act that ought to be within the political space. Yes, you are decent but will not amount to anything, I have not endorsed you,” the Political science lecturer stated.     

Source: Ghana/