Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, running mate to the New Patriotic Party flagberer for the 2016 November elections, has accused the presidency of being biased against Muslims in the country.
According to him, the current seat of government is occupied by persons who are from the Christian fraternity which to him does not create balance within the highest political positions in Ghana.Dr. Bawumia said it is expected that because there are two dominant religious groups in the country, the President and his Vice ought not to have been from the same religion.
“Another major issue that I want to bring to the attention of the people is that; if we look at the Flagstaff house today, it does not reflect the people of Ghana in terms of religion.”
“We are in this country living peacefully and nicely; Muslims and Christians. So we believe in the NPP that Christians and Muslims should work together and that is why whenever we pick a flagbearer as a Christian, we pick a Muslim as a vice. And when we come and pick a Muslim as a flagbearer, we will pick a Christian as a vice. So if, Insha Allah, Nana Akufo-Addo becomes president, he will swear with the Bible and enter the Flagstaff and I will swear with the Quran and enter the flagstaff House. So when we combine the Quran and the Bible, Ghana will be the major beneficiary. The blessings of God will be on Ghana if we have the two religions in the Flagstaff House,” he added.
Dr. Bawumia made the comment when he was addressing some NPP supporters in the Sissala East district in the Upper West Region.
Nana Addo’s running mate further called on the NPP supporters in the region to vote massively for the party in the upcoming elections to enable the NPP change the trend.
By: Godwin A. Allotey/citifmonline.com/Ghana