Thu. Dec 1st, 2022

A die-in-the-wool supporter of Mr. Alan Kojo Kyeremanteng, Dawuda Jentumah has taken on the vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia on his comments on religious harmony, describing it as “contradictory”, juxtaposing the veep’s comments at the National Chief Imam’s maulid last year.

Writing on Facebook, Mr. Dawuda wondered why Dr. Bawumia would “tease” a Christian and “turns around to preach religious harmony”.

“You teased a Christian in an Islamic ceremony then you turned around to preach religious harmony? Shifting cultivation paaa. Anyway, religion has never divided us in Ghana”, he wrote.

In November 2021, both Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Former President Mahama honored the invitation of the Chief Imam to his Annual Maulid.

They were all given opportunities to address the gathering of Muslims and non-Muslims who attended the event.

Characteristically, the Chief Imam use such events to promote religious tolerance and to pray for the nation.

Former President spoke first at the event, addressing the gathering, extolling his belongingness to Islam, his family association with Islam and how “he was more a Muslim than some Muslims “.

He referenced Hadiths and Islamic text to make his speech.

Dr Bawumia who spoke next, inter alia, underscored the fact that John Mahama had quoted Islamic texts in what appeared to be a brilliant understanding of the Islamic scripture.

In a jovial remark, he ask the gathering to pray for John Mahama to become a “Muslim” [since he alluded to being a Muslim than some Muslims].

Many Ghanaians condemned the vice president for stooping that low, describing it as far below the belt.

Dr. Bahamudu Bawumia at the New Patriotic Party (NPP) 30th anniversary Islamic thanksgiving called on delegates of the party and Ghanaians to vote for people who can do the work and not just because of which religion they belong to.

“We should never allow religion to divide us. The NPP brings people together. We have fought on issues. We have elected people on merit”, the veep admonished.

“We will not make elections a fight about you being a Muslim or you being a Christian. It is about what you can do for the people of Ghana. Your vision and what you can do. So let us stick to the issues”, Dr. Bawumia told the gathering.

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