Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

An alleged elder of Ghana Methodist Church, identified himself as Dr. Samuel Ofosu Onyuna has, on behalf of the the church threatened to vote against the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), if the rule banning students of Wesley Girls to fast are relaxed.

In an audio intercepted by, the said Dr. Samuel Ofosu could not understand why the president who is a Christian himself would allow his minister to take such decision, adding that they will look for a party that will allow Christians to have their way.

“Back in the public arena to talk about the Muslims who are insisting against established rules of the Methodist School. Of course, government finance and support for the school, doesn’t mean we are going to throw away our faith. We are the Christian majority. The honourable education minister has no right to make such decision with consulting the church leaders. The honourable minister of education must rescind that decision”, he said.

“We will not tolerate that. We can’t go to any Muslim school and tell them how to handle Christians. Please, Mr. president, you are setting this nation up for trouble. Put your feet down. you are a Christian. We are the Christian majority. If you allow this to pass, I am telling you we will organise campaign against NPP. And look for any party that will allow Christians to have our way. It is a Methodist Church”, the unconfirmed elder added.

On Monday, April 26 this year, an angry father reported to have stormed Wesley Girls High School in Cape Coast to withdraw his ward from the school saying he did not understand why the school does not permit her and other Muslims there to fast.

The action of Ishmael Zakaria Alhassan, who is the father of Bushira Ishmael generated a widespread of angry within a section of Ghanaians, with some calling on government to intervene.

The Ghana Education Service (GES) in a press statement dated May 1, directed the management of the school to allow Muslim students to partake in the ongoing Ramadan fast.

Head of Public Relations, Cassandra Twumasi indicated that students nationwide who wish to fast for religious obligations would not be hindered from doing so.

“The Ghana Education Service, therefore, directs authorities of Wesley Girls High School as well as any other school to allow any such student who wishes to fast for any religious reason to do so.”

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