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Your ‘elect a Christian President’ comment unfortunate, retract and apologize — NPP group to Alan

NPP 2024 Independent Presidential Candidate, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng
APR 2, 2024 LISTEN
2024 Independent Presidential Candidate, Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) group "Bawumia Must Win" has demanded an apology from 2024 independent presidential candidate, Alan Kyeremanten over comments he made suggesting Ghana should elect a Christian president.

In a press statement issued on April 2nd, the group's General Secretary Sir-Obama Pokuase describes Alan's remarks as "unfortunate, irresponsible and reprehensible."

The statement took umbrage with Alan's statement that "As a predominantly Christian nation and as Christians, it is our responsibility to ensure that we elect a Christian leader who is also a Christlike leader."

Sir-Obama said the comments were "imploring electorates to elect none other but a Christian as President of the Republic," which goes against Ghana's secular constitution.

He noted that "campaigning on religious lines has the tendency of creating religious supremacy and jeopardizing our national security."

"As a senior citizen and politician, Ghanaians expect him to rally all religious faiths together, rather than create divisions amongst them for cheap political gains," said Sir-Obama.

The group believes Alan's comments stem from being "a desperate man who lacks appealing political message to woo voters."

They stated, "He cannot use politics of religion to revive his near-dead political career."

The statement further urged Alan to "reflect soberly over his unguarded utterances, and desist from repeating same in the national interest."

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