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Don’t relent on your efforts at inter-faith dialogue – Regional Imams urge Bawumia

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The Vice President and flagbearer of the NPP, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, has been urged to continue his unifying interactions with the Christian community in the country.

Addressing Dr Bawumia during a courtesy call at his residence over the weekend, to congratulate him for his election as flagbearer of the NPP, the Council of Regional Imams, said recent attacks on his person by NDC MP for Ningo Prampram, Sam George, for his constant engagements with the Christian community, were unfounded.

Sam George questioned the Islamic faith of Dr. Bawumia following his regular interaction with Christians, and described the Vice President as a "religious prostitute" - a comment which has been roundly condemned.

Adding their voice during the visit, a spokesperson of the Imams, said the Vice President has done no wrong by his regular interactions with the Christian community to build religious harmony in the country.

"When the Prophet went to Madina, he established a very good relationship with the Christians. There are also examples of Muslim leaders in the world, including in Muslim countries who have good relationships with their Christian colleagues."

While condemning the comments by Sam George, the Council urged the Vice President to continue to stand for all because "we are one people in Ghana."

"The gentleman did not speak well at all because we are one people in this country. By your position, you are a politician and a leader so you belong to everyone. Continue to be for all because we are one people in Ghana."