Ghanaians on social media are heaping praises on Vice President Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as he turns 56 years today.

The Vice President was born on this day, 7th October, to Alhaji Mumuni Bawumia and Hajia Mariama Bawumia.

Dr Bawumia was a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Ghana until his nomination as the vice-presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2008, standing alongside presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo.

He also ran as the NPP vice-presidential candidate in the 2012 general elections and was the lead witness for the petitioners in the 2012/2013 Presidential Election Petition which challenged the declaration of John Mahama as the winner of the election.

Dr Bawumia was re-nominated as the Vice-Presidential Candidate to Nana Akufo-Addo for the 2016 general elections and became Vice President when Akufo-Addo won the elections.

The well wishes was started by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Check some of the tweets below