Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia exclusively has allegiance to Ghana and no other nation, according to Sammi Awuku, a former national youth organiser for the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
As a result of accusations of dual citizenship from his political rivals, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s citizenship status has lately become the subject of a contentious dispute.
Former ambassador Sam Pee Yalley, who claimed that Bawumia was a British citizen while working as a director at the Ghana International Bank Plc in London, made the claims that started the dispute.
Yalley based his allegations on details found on the UK Companies House website, which identified Bawumia as a British citizen and a former director of the bank. Bawumia was officially named a director on October 18, 2006, and she left her position on April 15, 2009, per the documents.
The Vice President filed his candidature papers for the contest to be the party’s flag bearer today, June 16, but Mr. Awuku told NPP supporters present at the party’s headquarters that such baseless claims only serve to damage the Vice President’s image.
He introduced Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, who he described as “the man who makes it happen.” “I’m going to introduce to you our former running mate, a native of Ghana, our vice president, a native of Ghana,” he added.
Vice President Bawumia’s spokesperson, Dr. Gideon Boako, angrily refuted the accusations and made it clear that his boss does not now and has never held British citizenship.
Dr. Boako emphasised that Bawumia did not need British citizenship to carry out his duties at the Ghana International Bank Plc since he was just seconded there by the Bank of Ghana.
To view the appointment form, which was received from a trustworthy source and on which Bawumia listed Ghana as his country of citizenship, click on the following link.