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Stay away from religious campaigns - Bawumia told

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11 days ago
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A National Democratic Congress youth activist in the Savannah Region, Miftah Mahama has advised Vice President, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia to stop provoking Ghanaians with his serial jokes and concentrate on fixing the nation's ailing economy.

During his campaign tour of the North-East Region, the Vice President in a subtle attempt to clarify his earlier statement that churches should not be taxed, stated, "At that point, I was joking and I said people are talking about taxing churches. I don't believe that and we would not tax  churches, because if you look at the work the churches have done, then I was joking, that maybe we should have paid them for the work they did not try to tax them."

Reacting to the Vice President's comment in an interview, Miftah Mahama downplayed Dr. Bawumia's seriousness of campaigning to lead Ghana as the next President.

According to Miftah, the prevailing economic mess is making it extremely hard for the unemployed Ghanaian youth to survival, the reason, Dr. Bawumia should get serious.

He cautioned politicians against campaigning on religious lines, arguing that Ghana is a circular state.

"Rather than policy-focused- campaigns, the recent development of political communication on religious lines is worrying."

“The crucial argument is how this style of political communication affects the citizens their decisions which define the democratic process.”

source: Ahmed Tijani, contributor