Bawumia Calls for Policy-Focused Elections, Emphasizes Religious Harmony Ahead of 2024 Polls

by Louisa Afful
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 Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana stresses policy-centric elections at Eid-ul-Adha and urges unity over religious and ethnic divides ahead of 2024 election. Addressing the gathering, Dr. Bawumia underscored Ghana’s status as the most peaceful country in West Africa and among the top in Africa, attributing this peace to the nation’s religious tolerance. He urged that the focus of the 2024 elections should be on ideas and solutions rather than religious differences.

The Vice President highlighted the harmonious coexistence of Christians and Muslims in Ghana, stressing the need for a campaign centred on policies and solutions proposed by candidates.

Speaking on behalf of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, emphasized adherence to electoral laws and urged political parties to refrain from hate speech and violence during the electoral process.

He called upon the Electoral Commission to uphold principles of impartiality, transparency, and fairness, ensuring a credible and peaceful election. The Chief Imam also urged the Ghana Police Service to maintain professionalism and impartiality in their duties to foster a secure electoral environment.

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