The Flagstaff house seems religiously biased to Mahamudu Bawumia, the running mate of the NPP flagbearer, Nana Addo. Making quite a remarkable observation, Bawumia said that there is religious imbalance at the flagstaff house.
Addressing supporters of the New Patriotic Party in the Sissala East district of the Upper West region, he implied that the reason for some religious ‘issues’ in the country is because the presidency is manned by Christians alone. According to him, the seat of government does not adequately reflect one part of the two dominant religious groupings in the country – Christianity and Islam.
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The former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank urged the Sissala residents to vote for the NPP in the upcoming elections in order to bring religious balance to the presidency.
Bawumia in his address stated that the presidency does not reflect the people of Ghana in terms of religion. He explained that in a country such as Ghana where the most practised religions are Christianity and Islam, the president should be from either of the religions while his vice should be of the other. As this is not the case at the moment, Bawumia frowned at the current system stressing it is not healthy enough for the nation.
Speaking on behalf of his party, he said that the NPP believes that Christians and Muslims should work together which is why whenever a Christian is picked as a flagbearer, a Muslim is picked as the vice, and vice versa.
Bawumia also explained that if eventually, Nana Akufo-Addo becomes president, he will swear with the Bible and enter the Flagstaff while himself (Bawumia) would swear with the Quran to balance the sysytem.
At the moment Ghana’s President John Mahama and his vice, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur are both Christians, which brings about Bawumia’s address on religious imbalance.