Your ‘elect Christian President’ comment backwards, terrible and ugly — Annoh-Dompreh slams Alan Kyerematen

Politics Nsawam Adoagyiri MP, Frank Annoh-Domprehleft and Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng
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Nsawam Adoagyiri MP, Frank Annoh-Dompreh[left] and Alan Kwadwo Kyeremateng

New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament for Nsawam Adoagyiri, Frank Annoh-Dompreh has slammed 2024 independent presidential candidate Alan Kyerematen for asking Ghanaians to elect a Christian President.

Speaking over the weekend, Mr. Kyeremateng who leads the Movement for Change said "As a predominantly Christian nation, as Christians, it is our responsibility to ensure that we elect a Christian leader who is also a Christ-like leader."

However, Annoh-Dompreh, who also serves as Majority Chief Whip of Parliament, took to social media on Tuesday, April 2, to criticize Kyerematen's remarks.

In a scathing response, Annoh-Dompreh said the comments were "backwards, terrible & and ugly, to say the least."

He added on X "The NPP has truly 'suffered' in bearing & tolerating you over the years. Show me one country globally who has succeeded by using your theory. Alan is clearly not relevant in our 'modern' body politics!..bow in shame!."

The former Trade Minister’s call for Ghanaians to elect a Christian president based on their religious beliefs has faced backlash, with critics arguing it promotes exclusion and undermines the secular nature of the country's democracy.

The NPP, which has Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia—a Muslim as its flagbearer has strongly condemned the comment.

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