The Presbyterian Church of Ghana has cleared the air about the claim that Dr. Bawumia is a religious unifier that was purportedly made by the church’s departing Moderator, Rt Rev. Prof. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante.
The church claims that even if the former moderator had the liberty to characterize the vice president however he saw fit, he did not do so on Sunday, August 20, 2023.
The statement, which was signed by the Public Relations Officer of the church, Rev. George E. Larbi, clearly stated, “The attention of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG) has been drawn to an article going viral on social media and some news portals.’’
“The story had claimed that the outgoing Moderator of the church had extolled Dr. Bawumia’s religious tolerance attitude and described him as a unifying character of Islam and Christianity,’’ parts of the statement sighted by 1Family Radio noted.
“According to the articles, the Moderator made the said statement during the closing session of the 23rd General Assembly of the church at the Ramseyer Congregation at Abetifi Kwahu in the Eastern Region.’’
It continued, “The PCG, by this statement, is making it clear that the Moderator did not make such a statement and has not made any statement of that nature anywhere, as the article on social media and other newspapers and portals is seeking to portray.’’
“The moderator, in his five-minute and fifty-eight-second speech, thanked the Vice President for his support of the church and also stated that the government had made pledges to donate buses to some institutions of the church. He therefore appealed to the Vice President to ensure that the government redeems those pledges.’’
“Earlier, the Moderator, through a communique, had told the government that although they are working very hard, Ghanaians are still suffering, and so they ought to do something about it,’’ it added.
“These are the things that the moderator said. Please kindly take the Moderator out of this unfruitful partisan politics,” it concluded.