Presidential Staffer Dr. Clement Apaak has called on NPP’s vice presidential candidate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to render an unqualified apology to Ghanaians for suggesting that the Flagstaff House is religiously skewed in favour of Christians.
According to Dr. Apaak, the comments by Dr. Bawumia is unfortunate, false and must be condemned by Ghanaians.
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,” Dr. Bawumia said.
But speaking to Starr News, Dr. Apaak said President Mahama’s government cuts across the board and does not favour a particular religious group.
“He is making [the comments] out of mischief, if you look at President Mahama’s appointees, they are across the board and it is not the case that we should be encouraging this kind of selfish religious based intentions of persons who are seeking political power largely because of personal their interest.http://ghanapoliticsonline.com
“They are many people in the government who are Muslims…so I don’t understand why Bawumia would make such a false statement just for the basis of political expediency, it is condemnable and he owes the good people of Ghana an unqualified apology,” Dr. Apaak said.