Former President John Dramani Mahama has organized iftaar for NDC Muslims at his office today.
It is not clear the intentions of the former president since this never happened under his presidency or post presidency. Joynewsroom sources closer to the former president suggest it is in response to Dr Bawumia’s yearly iftaar tour. According to the source, Dr Bawumia is taking all the major headlines ahead of the 2020 elections in the Zongo Communities.
There has been wide commendable responses across the country on Dr Bawumia for his initiatives that seek to promote religious tolerance in the country.
Earlier this week President Akufo-Addo joined Vice-President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia; the First Lady, Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the wife of the Vice-President, Mrs Samira Bawumia, and the Chief of Staff, Mrs Akosua Frema Osei Opare to have iftaar with the National Chief Imams and Muslim clerics.
President Akufo-Addo, in his remarks, said: “What we are witnessing here is a reaffirmation of what our country is about. We have a country with two major religions living side by side. The peaceful coexistence has been our legacy through the ages and in our time we should do everything to promote it”.
He said the seat of government was occupied by Christians and Muslims and, therefore, in a sacred month such as Ramadan, it was appropriate that “we have an opportunity and break the fast together”.
President Akufo-Addo also observed that Dr Bawumia had embarked on a tour of the country and had been praying with fellow Muslims across the country and so it was appropriate that he did the same at the Jubilee House.