The 7th Vice President of the 4th Republic of Ghana Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has publicly made a strong conviction that both Muslims and Christians believe that Jesus is the Saviour and that he would come back and save the world.
The vice president initially stated the need to look at religions beyond just praying and abiding by the doctrines, and appealed to both of the major religious groups to exercise peaceful coexistence.
“Religion is a force for unity. It is not a force for division. We should never allow religion to divide us.”
“The NPP brings people together. We have fought elections on issues, we have elected people on merit and we will not make elections about you being a Christian or you being a Muslim,” he said.
He tendered this appeal at the National Muslim Thanksgiving event of the ruling New Patriotic Party, NPP on July 29.
Two days later, on July 31, he was a special guest of honour at the launch of the 175th- anniversary celebrations of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church Ghana (EPCG), where he made the strong conviction.
“As children of the only and one true God, whether Christian or Muslim, we all believe in the God of Isaac, Jacob, and Abraham. We all believe in the virgin birth of Mary. We all believe that Jesus Christ is the savior and that Jesus Christ will come back again to save the world” he said in a video making the rounds on digital platforms.
This statement has sparked a strong debate on social media. Many people, especially, Muslims believe his remarks is a political gimmick.