Delay In Announcing The Running Mate Of Bawumia Paints Him As Indecisive – Analyst

A political analyst and strategist, Justice Siaw Mandela, says the delay in announcing Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s running mate paints him as an indecisive leader.

He said it would not be a problem if your running mate were unknown because the person would not be on the ballot; however, because you are competing with other opposition parties, you have an obligation to name your running mate

He argued that the delay in announcing his running mate portrays him as indecisive, which the opposition would exploit by making the NPP’s candidate appear incompetent.

He stated on Nyankonton Mu Nsem on Rainbow Radio 87.5 FM that Dr. Bawumia also appears to be like a puppet with someone pulling the strings.

Justice Siaw Mandela posited that the Vice President would also be tagged as someone who is not on top of issues.

“The delay will lead the opposition to characterise Dr. Bawumia as indecisive. He would be defined as a leader who is swayed to make decisions. Ghanaians are looking forward to who the running mate will be. It’s become a national issue. It is particularly significant since this is the first time the National Intelligence Bureau (NIB) has conducted a survey to determine who the chosen running mate for a political party is. If there is a conflict over who will be the running mate, it will open the floodgates to major splits in the party.”

“Others would define Bawumia as someone who isn’t on top of his game or who doesn’t have his own identity. He seems unprepared. That is why it is critical for him to choose his running mate. This is a national issue, and everyone wants to know who the running mate will be. Dr. Bawumia must muster the bravery to choose his running mate, or people will infer that he either lacks suitable candidates or is under pressure to do so.