A clandestine attempt by a popular radio presenter in Tamale to incite three Muslim clerics within the Tamale Metropolis of the Northern Region against Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has backfired.
The radio presenter in a Facebook post sought to incite three prominent clerics against the Vice President and drew wild indignation online.
According to MyNewsGH.com, it has spotted what appears to be a subtle response to the wild allegations by the said presenter by an official in the office of the Vice President in his personal admonishing the radio personality to desist from such acts.
Read the full text of what he wrote:
My attention has been drawn to a Facebook post by DJ Parara of Tamale in which he sought to create the impression that the Vice President Dr. Bawumia excluded Shaykh Dalhu, Shaykh Amin Sawaba and Mallam Fari in his Ramadan gestures.
Claim 1. That the Dr. Bawumia paid for the telecast of tafseer of Tijanniya, Amabariyya, Shaykh Bayan to the exclusion of my very own Shaykh Dalhu.
Response: Dr. Bawumia paid for Shaykh Dalhu and the Shia community. I personally sent an amount of GH¢6,000 to cover the entire month of Ramadan. On the instruction of Shaykh Dalhu, the money was sent to DJ Nash.
Claim 2. That Dr. Bawumia did not include Shaykh Amin Sawaba and Mallam Fari in the distribution of the Ramadan items.
Response: The Regional Minister and the party executives delivered the entire Ramadan package to the leadership of various sects for onward distribution amongst themselves.
Claim 3: That Dr. Bawumia embarked on Ramadan tour without visiting the mosques of Shaykh Amin Sawaba and Mallam Fari.
Response: In this year’s Ramadan tour, we did not visit a single mosque in Tamale. We observed salat outside Tamale. In 2016 and 2017, the tour focused on Tamale. This year we decided to move out of Tamale to interact with fellow Muslims in the Northern region.
We, however, organised Iftar in Tamale in which all Imams of various sects were invited!
The Vice President has always been a unifier in his conduct and would remain so!