A Catholic Priest, Reverend Father Lawrence Azure has observed that Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has consistently shown that political differences do not mean enmity, hatred or bloodshed but a contest of ideas by how he engages his political opponents.
The priest singled out Dr Mahamudu Bawumia for praise,
noting that the Vice President does not only call for political tolerance but
demonstrates it regularly through his actions.
Speaking in Bolgatanga at the funeral ceremony of the mother
of Isaac Adongo, who is the Member of Parliament for the Bolgatanga Central
Constituency, the priest found it refreshing that the Vice President was
president to condole with one of his fiercest critics.
“Who would have thought or believed that Vice President
Dr Mahamudu Bawumia would attend the funeral [the funeral of the mother] of the
man who has been ‘attacking’ him? This clearly shows that politics is a contest
of ideas, not fights and bloodshed…Vice President Bawumia has really taken
politics to a new level,” he noted in his brief sermon.
The Vice President led the government’s delegation to the funeral of the mother of the MP for the Bolgatanga Constituency. His delegation included the Upper East Regional Minister, other government officials and some New Patriotic Party stalwarts.
Also present at the ceremony were former President John
Dramani Mahama and some high-ranking National Democratic Congress (NDC) members
and Members of Parliament from both sides of Parliament.