Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, who nearly missed the nomination to partner Nana Akufo-Addo, the New Patriotic party flagbearer, for the second time as a result of intra-party factionalism over his suitability, allowed over ambition for his candidature to drive him into hanging his dirty linen in the public eye.
Eaten up by the prospect of getting a shot at the Vice Presidency for the second time, Dr. Bawumia, in the heat of the turf war over his suitability as running mate, within the NPP, made an appearance before NPP Party elders and announced himself as a cuckold!
According to a revealing article in the April 2012 edition of the Africa Watch magazine, the man, who has been beaming with smiles before television cameras, since he resigned his high profile job as a banker to become running mate, is far from the happy airs that he puts on ? behind the plastic smiles Dr. Bawumia is reeling from his wife?s alleged infidelity.
In the last paragraph of an article on page 34 of the Africa Watch magazine, it is revealed that: ?Bawumia has admitted to party leaders that he is going through a very difficult time in his marriage with Samira Ramadan following allegations that his wife was having an affair.?
In the same paragraph, the top shot banker is reported to have hurriedly assured the party leaders that he would not seek divorce but that he intended to reach an understanding with his wife to avoid any distractions to the impending campaign towards the 2012 elections.
The publication of the Dr. Bawumia blurt by the magazine comes to reveal a cool headed and gentlemanly Dr. Bawumia, who as a popular contrast to the war-mongering and scandal prone Akufo-Addo, was recently paraded before media cameras as an economics sage, for the real person he is beyond the sweet fa?ade.
According to insiders, the current strategy within the NPP is to project a ?seraphic and erudite? Dr. Bawumia as the new face of the NPP?s 2012 campaign.
On the sidebars, there are talks that Dr. Bawumia sent the wife packing from their matrimonial for over six months and only brought her back to their home because of his running mate ambition.
However, from the publication, the erudite banker is exposed as a desperate social climber within his party, where he is prepared to dishonor his wife for position.
The revelation also exposes him as a cuckold who was conveniently prepared to ascend the Vice Presidency with an immoral wife, so long as his ambition is not upset by a scandal breakout.
Thick in the details of the factors that drove Bawumia into kicking dirt on his wife?s name for sympathy from NPP party elders, according to Africa Watch, was stiff opposition that he came against from top party people who considered him as persona non grata.
While his late father, Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia?s roots to the NDC and the CPP were constantly referenced in the justification to deny him the running mate slot, the likes of Paul Collins Appiah Ofori, MP for Asikuma Odoben Brakwa, belittled the erudite banker as only fit enough to being a Governor of the Central Bank ? but never the Presidency.
In the matter of the disagreement over Bawumia?s suitability too, Africa Watch reveals that the old tribal turf war between Ashantis and Akyems in the NPP was reignited with the Ashantis kicking against Bawumia, while the Akyems, comprising mainly of Akufo-Addo and his family members, in sheer despise for the Ashantis, defiantly swung for the banker. In the internecine tribal war, Haruna Esseku, JH Mensah, Ama Busia, Kwame Amoako Tufuor, Hackman Owusu Agyemang, Kofi Konadu Apraku, P.C Appiah Ofori, Paapa Owusu Ankomah and Osei Kyei Mensah Bonsu, lined themselves against Bawumia.
It was only Akufo-Addo and his Akyem kindred within the NPP who held on to the choice for Bawumia, in despise to eh Ashantis position.
Despise for Alan Kyerematen, the Ashantis version of a proper successor to President Kufuor, according to information, was the main thing that belay Akufo-Addo?s choice for Bawumia even though the banker was said not to be a card bearing member at the time of the search for running mate.
According to Africa Watch, Nana Addo viewed Bawumia as someone who could succeed him after his tenure if he became President, and that the continuity would serve well to frustrate Alan Kyerematen?s dream of becoming President of Ghana any where soon.