The Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, has been commended by a founding member of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Ama Busia.

In an interview the astute patriot and stateswoman granted to Okyeman TV, Madam Busia said that she rues ever raising eyebrows over Bawumia as a choice of running mate to Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo in the run-up to the 2008 elections.

Madam Busia emphasized that Dr. Bawumia has paid his dues to the New Patriotic Party and is more than qualified to lead the party into the next elections.

“Dr. Bawumia has paid his dues to the New Patriotic Party,” she stated, adding that she has asked President Akufo-Addo for forgiveness for ever opposing the vice-presidential candidature of Dr. Bawumia in 2008 as he has proven his critics wrong with his performance.

“I told President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo that if I ever opposed his selection of Dr. Bawumia as running mate, he should please forgive me,” she said.

Madam Ama Busia is the sister of the late Kofi Abrefa Busia, a former Prime Minister of Ghana from the UP tradition.