Bawumia: I’m Confident and Comfortable Getting Closer to Christians

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has urged Ghanaians of different faiths and religions to peacefully co-exist for national cohesion.

In an interaction with the clergy in the Northern Region, Dr. Bawumia expressed his confidence and comfort in associating with Christians, a virtue he said is directed by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

“I don’t think that being a true Muslim means that you cannot get close to Christians. I don’t see how being a true Christian means you cannot get close to Muslims.

“Prophet Mohammed said to the Muslims that of all the religions and faiths of this world, Muslims should get closer to the Christians. That is what the Prophet Mohammed said, and so I am very much comfortable and confident in getting close to Christians. My brothers and sister are Christians, and I cannot say that I will not get close to them.”

The NPP’s flagbearer further urged that the peaceful co-existence that exists between different faiths in Ghana must continue to be promoted to prevent the entry and activities of jihadists, who often seek to exploit disagreements between believers of different faiths and religions.

“There are many people who are uncomfortable with us [Muslims] getting closer [to Christians], and that is how jihadists and extremists’ benefit. We are a peaceful country, and we always get closer, so let us keep it that way.”

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