Yesterday,, an online news portal christened TheBBCGhana reported that even though Dr. Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia even though currently the Vice Presidebt of the Republic of Ghana, he has not renounced his citizenship as a British. Mediaghananews.com cannot confirm the accuracy of the report put out by the said news poratl.
The report went rife on all social media platforms, specifically facebook and whatsapp where the news remained in the trends for quite a very long time with peiople questioning why Bawumia will still hold onto his British Citizenship even when he is Vice President.
According to the constitution of Ghana, it is illegal to hold a public office in Ghana whilst holding allegiance to another country. A person can only hold a public office if and only if he is a full Ghanaian and does not hold allegiance to any other nation or country. A person can actually spend years in prison if it emerges that he was a dual citizen whilst serving in a public office in Ghana.
After the news went viral, social media has been filled and agog with a lot of comments, with people insisting Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia actually denounced his British citizenship long before accepting to be President Akufo Addo’s running mate in 2008, some are also saying if indeed Bawumia is still holding onto his British citizenship whilst a Vice President then he should be immediately arrested by the Ghana Police. Mediaghananews.com insists we cannot confirm whether Bawunia has ever been a British citizen or not and cannot vouch for the authenticity of the story by the news portal.