There is nothing wrong with Vice President Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia attending a Christian church where he is seen worshiping alongside Christians, according to Ashanti Regional Chief Imam Sheik Abdul Mumin Haroun.
He claims that such actions are not against Islamic theology, particularly in light of the Vice President’s refusal to join them in Christian devotion.
Sheik Abdul Mumin Haroun unequivocally declared in an interview on Kumasi-based Hello FM that it is necessary to interact with both Muslim and Christian organizations since his political career impacts both of them.
“It is not a sin that he goes into a church to fellowship with them. The fact that he go there doesn’t mean he is worshiping the Christians way”, Sheik Abdul Mumin Haroun stated.
“Bawumia engaged with the Christians for peace”, he added.
He asserts that a Muslim leader who avoids interacting with the nation’s Christians is not interested in peace and harmony.
“If you become a leader and you don’t get close to Christians it means you are not a god Muslim and you don’t want unity and peace”, he stressed.
The Chief Imam’s statement was a direct reaction to insulting remarks made against the Vice President by Ningo Prampram MP Hon. Sam George, whom he called a “religious prostitute.”
Because of his devotion for specific Christian tenets and his inactivity when he ought to have stepped out to protect his religion, Sam George called Dr. Bawumia a religious prostitute whose Islamic base was dubious.
However, a large number of Ghanaians, including some influential New Patriotic Party (NPP) members, have strongly denounced Sam George’s remarks.