BAWUMIA CANNOT TURN FLAGSTAFF HOUSE INTO A MOSQUE – SAM PEE YALLEY.
Ghana’s former High Commissioner to India, Sam Pee Yalley has said that Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia cannot transform the Flagstaff House into a mosque.
He argued that during the tenure of the late John Evans Atta Mills, the then opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) accused him of turning the seat of government into a church.
The NPP in those days said the then President was to focus on issues of governance instead of inviting pastors for prayer services at the castle.
“You remember when Professor Mills was praying in the castle; there were all these hullabaloos that he was turning the castle into a church. Now; I am not against Muslim religion; what is Bawumia doing?. Every evening, people have to go and break their fast; if I was Bawumia, I will not do a thing like that; I would rather go to the poor areas of Fadama, Zongo to go and break my fast with the people there. We should stop all these façades. If you say somebody was turning the castle into a church, you cannot also turn the flagstaff house into a mosque. This religious bigotry should stop,” he told Accra-based Radio Gold.
On Wednesday (June 14, 2017) some Muslim dignitaries joined the Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia to break the ongoing Ramadan fast at the Flagstaff House.
The day after, the Vice President invited some Muslims to dine with him at the forecourt of the Flagstaff House before the started fasting for the day.
The Iftar at the forecourt of the seat of government was attended by other Muslim dignitaries including Sheikhs and Imams.
It was led by National Chief Imam Sheikh Nuhu Shaributu.