Bawumia Is Religious Unifier – Presby Moderator

Rev. Prof. Joy Obiri Yeboah Mante with Vice President Dr. Bawumia


The outgoing moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Prof. Obiri Yeboah Mante, has extolled Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s religious tolerance and described him as a unifying character of Islam and Christianity.

Speaking during the closing session of the 23rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at the Ramseyer congregation at Abetifi Kwahu in the Eastern Region, Rev. Mante said Ghana is grateful to God for bestowing Vice President Bawumia on the country.

Despite being a Muslim, he said that Dr. Bawumia has accepted religious diversity and is always at ease attending Christian services and worshipping with Christians.

In one of our events, he recalled, “I was standing behind Vice President Bawumia and, to my surprise, he sang every line of a hymn we were singing.”

“So I asked him how he learned all of this, and he said that he was a member of the Methodist Boys’ Brigade when he was young. I’m not sure if he ever became an officer, but I believe he is more than a Muslim.  I believe Vice President Bawumia is a Christian Muslim,” he asserted.

Many high-profile figures from academia, politics, traditional rulers, and Presbyterian priests from across Africa attended the final session of the 23rd General Assembly.

Rev. Dr. Abraham Nana Opare Kwakye was elected as the church’s new moderator at this year’s Assembly.