Ex-President John Mahama says he’s not the least bothered about Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia constantly referring to him as the ‘incompetent one’.

According to Mr. Mahama, there should be civil political discourse, warning that the use of abusive language in politics will drive away good people who are interested in serving their nation in political office.

Speaking on a series of issues via Facebook Live, the NDC Flagbearer charged Vice President Dr. Bawumia to be civil discourse.

I believe that we must always be responsible in our discourse, we must be civil in the way we address each other. And so I’m not the type of person who will go deriding anybody, I try to maintain the discourse at a level where discerning Ghana can make a choice. And so it doesn’t matter who will be uncivil to me or who abuses me or who throws insults at me. I know he calls me the incompetent one or something like that but it doesn’t bother me. I think that the people of Ghana are discerning and they can tell the contribution that I’ve made to our public service.

I’ll continue to respond as civilly and courteously as possible and I think that it is for all politicians to learn. Politics shouldn’t be dirty we can play politics at a level which allows people who have the competence to come into it. It is when it descends into insults that make people who have the capacity to run our public services want to stay away from politics. And so let’s make it clean so that everybody can come in to participate.”

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