The outgoing moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt. Rev. Prof. Obiri Yeboah Mante, has praised Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia’s remarkable ability to bridge religious divides.
Addressing the closing session of the 23rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana at the Ramseyer congregation at Abetifi Kwahu, Rev. Prof. Mante described the Vice President as a “Muslim Christian”.
He said Ghana is grateful to God for gifting the nation with Dr. Bawumia. Rev. Prof. Mante lauded the Vice-President for his exemplary embrace of religious diversity, highlighting how the Dr Bawumia had shown great comfort in worshipping alongside Christians, despite being a practicing Muslim.
The heartfelt endorsement took a personal turn when Rev. Prof. Mante shared an anecdote about a previous event where he stood beside the Vice-President and noticed Dr Bawumia confidently singing all the lines of a hymn.
Curiously, the outgoing moderator revealed that he asked him how he had learned the hymn’s lyrics. According to him, the Vice-President responded with a touch of nostalgia, revealing that he had been a member of the Methodist Boys’ Brigade during his youth.
He further added that he might not have risen to the rank of an officer, but the experience had left a lasting impression on him.
The closing session of the 23rd General Assembly was attended by a distinguished gathering of high-profile personalities from academia, politics, traditional leadership, and clergymen representing the Presbyterian Church from across the continent.