The Member of Parliament for Keta and Deputy Minority Ranking Member on Employment, Richard M. Quashigah, is asking Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to apologise to the public and the Minority in Parliament for his use of ‘undiplomatic’ language.
A statement issued by Quashigah Friday noted that Dr. Bawumia has been quoted by the news media as describing the minority as an ignorant bunch who must do some reading to educate themselves following their recent criticism of government’s issuance of a domestic bond as lacking transparency.
He said Vice President Bawumia was quoted to have made the comment at a recent engagement in Washington D. C., while responding to the minority criticism.
“If indeed those were his words, then it is not only unfortunate but a very jaundiced conclusion to have been made by him.
“If indeed the reportage as put out by the media is accurate, then he is advised to learn to speak with diplomacy and dignity expected of a vice president or else before long he could cause this nation an incalculable international embarrassment.
“Assuming without admitting that the minority got it wrong, couldn't he have clarified without insults?
“Mr. Bawumia, the current Vice President of Ghana, must do the excellent thing by withdrawing and must apologise to the good people of Ghana. The use of intemperate language is unbecoming of the Vice President,” he said.