It’s a lie: Bawumia has never held British citizenship – Boako

Dr Mahamudu Bawumia
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia

Dr Gideon Boako, spokesperson for Mahamudu Bawumia, has dismissed media reports that the vice president holds British citizenship in violation of the 1992 constitution.

Boako said Bawumia has never held British citizenship, or any other citizenship in addition to being a Ghanaian citizen in his life time. He subsequently called on the general public and all well meaning Ghanaians to treat the claims with the contempt it deserves.

“The attention of the Office of the Vice President has been drawn to a malicious social media allegation that the Vice President holds a British citizenship while holding the office of Vice President, contrary to the laws of Ghana,” Boako wrote on Facebook.

“We wish to state in clear terms that Vice President Mahamudu Bawumia does not hold British citizenship and has never held British or any other citizenship other than being a Ghanaian. The allegation should be treated with the contempt it deserves,” he added.

Boako’s clarification follows claims made by a former Ghanaian ambassador to India, Sam Pee Yalley, that the Vice President holds British citizenship.

Yalley reportedly made the claims in an interview with XYZ TV on Thursday, 8 June 2023. He alleged that records available to him that he did not disclose, indicate that the Vice President had British citizenship when he worked in the United Kingdom.

He added that Bawumia never renounced his British citizenship and is, therefore, not eligible to hold public office in Ghana, just like the now deposed member of Parliament for Assin North constituency, James Gyakye Quayson, whose nomination, election and swearing in as a member of Parliament was declared as unconstitutional, null, void and of no legal effect by the Supreme Court of Ghana on 17 May 2023.


Source: Daily Mail GH

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