Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the vice president and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has reaffirmed that, should he be elected to office, he will be a “President for all,” irrespective of a person’s political or religious beliefs.
Speaking to the Council of Regional Imams, who paid him a visit at his home over the weekend to congratulate him on being elected as flagbearer, Dr. Bawumia stated that his goal is to create an inclusive nation where everyone has access to the same possibilities.
“I am for all, and if I am elected President, in shaa Allah, by the good people of Ghana, I will be a President for all, regardless of one’s ethnic, religious, and political affiliations,” Dr. Bawumia noted during his submission, which was monitored by 1Family Radio.
“I will be president for all because poverty, hunger, and disease don’t know whether you are a Muslim or a Christian, NPP or NDC, or whether you are this tribe or that tribe.”
Dr. Bawumia stated that Ghana is a multicultural nation endowed with tranquility and unity, and that in order to maintain this peaceful coexistence, it is crucial for all citizens, particularly the two largest religious communities in the nation, Muslims and Christians, to consistently foster goodwill toward one another.
“If we leave peacefully in Ghana despite our religious and political differences, it is because of such tolerance and respect for diversity,” he said.
“It is important for us all, especially between our two religious groups, to continue to respect this diversity and engage more with each other. We have to strengthen this beautiful relationship in order to preserve it and the peace we enjoy in this country.”
Last week, NDC MP Sam George criticized Dr. Bawumia, calling the Vice President a “religious prostitute” due to his frequent contacts with the Christian community and raising doubts about his Islamic beliefs.