Former Ambassador to India Sam Pee Yalley has accused Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia of having dual citizenship.
His allegation follows the Supreme Court’s directive that the name of James Gyakye Quayson as Member of Parliament for the Assin North Constituency be removed from the records of parliament.
Because Mr. James Gyakye was unable to provide proof that he had given up his Canadian citizenship as of the time he submitted his nomination to run in the 2020 elections, his name was expunged from the records of parliament.
In reaction to this, Sam Pee has also disclosed that the vice president holds British citizenship, which he is yet to renounce.
Speaking in an interview on XYZ TV, monitored by 1Family Radio, the former ambassador stated that Dr. Bawumia had British citizenship when he was the director of the Bank of Ghana in the United Kingdom.
He claims that Dr. Bawumia, like James Gyakye, is unqualified to occupy any public office since he is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
“Did you know that for a very long period, the Bank of Ghana had an international commercial bank in London? The bank used to send directors there, and Bawumia was one of the directors sent there by the Bank of Ghana,’’ he revealed.
“Now that the Supreme Court has decided that a person who holds dual citizenship cannot be a member of parliament, Bawumia’s record at the Bank of Ghana in London indicates that he is a British citizen.’’
“He was a British citizen way back in 2009 before former President Kufuor brought him to Ghana,’’ he said.
“He was the director of the international bank, and if you check their records, he wrote that he was a British national. One may ask whether Bawumia was a director of that bank and whether he ever signed that he was a British citizen. If so, when did he renounce it?’’ he asked.