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General News of Sunday, 1 May 2016


Flagstaff House religiously skewed – Bawumia

The running mate of the Opposition New Patriotic Party Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has stated that the Presidency is religiously skewed.

According to him, the seat of government does not adequately reflect one part of the two dominant religious groupings in the country.

Addressing supporters of the New Patriotic Party in the Sissala East district of the Upper West region, the former deputy governor of the Central bank urged the residents to vote for the NPP in the upcoming elections in order to bring religious balance to the presidency.

“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; Christians and Muslims. 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,” he noted.

Currently, Ghana’s President John Mahama and his vice, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur are both Christians.