The National Peace Council has issued a disclaimer denying that it has condemned the ‘unfortunate’ comment by the NPP vice presidential candidate Mahamudu Bawumia.
According to the Peace Council the said statement making rounds on social media is fabricated.
The statement signed by the Professor Emmanuel Asante, chairman of the council noted that it is yet to review Bawumia's comments before it can take a decision.
The NPP vice presidential candidate has been accused of making a comment that is likely to fuel religious sentiments in the Sissala East District of the Upper West Region.
Read the Peace Council's full disclaimer below
DISCLAIMER! DISCLAIMER!! DISCLAIMER!!!
The attention of the National Peace Council has been drawn to a statement circulating on the social media with a caption "THE NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL CONDEMNS DR. BAWUMIA ON POTENTIALLY RELIGIOUS INFLAMMATORY COMMENT".
We are very surprise some people want to play with the integrity and the credibility of the National Peace Council because of their political interest. This statement going rounds on the social media which says Prof. Emmanuel Asante has signed on behalf of the National Peace council is false and fabricated.
The National Peace council is not hypocrite to make such a release because of pressure from some political parties.
We are yet to read what Dr. Bawumia said and confirm before we can agree whether to come out with a statement about it either than that, we in the National peace council entreat the general public to treat the said release with the contempt it deserves.
REV. PROF. EMMANUEL ASANTE
CHAIRMAN, NATIONAL PEACE COUNCIL