I’m comfortable getting closer to Christians – Bawumia

I’m comfortable getting closer to Christians – Bawumia

The Vice President and flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has urged people of different faiths and religions to peacefully co-exist.

That, he believes, will enhance national cohesion and put the country on a path for development.

Dr. Bawumia made this statement when addressing the clergy in the Northern Region.

In an interaction with the clergy in the Northern Region, Dr.Bawumia said he feels confident and comfortable associating with Christians, which he said is a virtue directed by the Holy Prophet Mohammed.

According to him, “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, 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,” he said.

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

By Edem Mensah-Tsotorme

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