The office of the Vice President, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has noted with concern, stories and pictures circulating on social media of a woman supposedly named Ramatu, who is being claimed as the first wife of the Vice President.
In a statement issued on March 12, 2021, in Accra and signed by the spokes person of the Vice President, Dr. Gideon Boako, described it as palpable false, stating that Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has never met or seen the purported Ramatu, let alone take her as his wife.
According to him, it is a figment of imagination of people, trying hard to tarnish the hard earn image of the Vice President for their own selfish purposes.
Gideon Boako, said that the Vice President, has only one wife called Samira Bawumia and they have been married for 17 years, even though his religion permits him to marry up to four wives. He, therefore, urged the public to ignore the propaganda and deliberate falsehood.
Meanwhile, in reference to the Ramatu story, a US based lecturer, Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu, is calling on the leadership of the country to legalize polygamy like Kenya did in 2014.
According to him, it is public knowledge that virtually all the past and current politicians in the country, have two or more wives with multiple kids, as well.
He noted that the laws of Ghana, do not allow polygamy as you cannot put it on official records of having two or more wives, especially as a President or Vice President of the land.
He called on Ghanaians to allow the Vice President to have a breathing space.
According to Dr. Sa-ad Iddrisu, there are more important and pressing issues facing the country for us to be concerned of as Ghanaians, than to be talking about another person's libido.
He concluded that, it is time for leadership to consider taking a bold decision to legalize polygamy in Ghana like Kenya did in 2014 to put an end to some of these unwarranted attacks on officialdom.