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Today in History: Power can’t change me – Bawumia.

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Months into his election to the office of vice president, Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia said that not even the new political status he was enjoying is able to change him.

He explained further that his typically humble lifestyle will not be affected negatively by political power.

He stressed that he would always remain accommodative, peace-loving and respectful to all.

“The political victory of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has made me the vice president of the country will not make me depart from the positive things that I used to do when we were in opposition.

“I will not change; I will continue to be peace-loving and respectful person that you all know me to be. I will also visit you every Ramadan period as I used to do when we were in opposition, so we worship together,” he said.

Read the full report, which was first published on GhanaWeb.com in 2017, below:

Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia has stated that the winning of political power, which has suddenly changed his social status, cannot influence him to depart from his humble lifestyle.

According to Dr Bawumia, who is a staunch Muslim, he would forever remain accommodative, humble, peace-loving and respectful person despite occupying the vice presidential throne of the state.

“The political victory of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) which has made me the vice president of the country will not make me depart from the positive things that I used to do when we were in opposition.

“I will not change; I will continue to be peace-loving and respectful person that you all know me to be. I will also visit you every Ramadan period as I used to do when we were in opposition, so we worship together”.

Dr. Bawumia was addressing Muslims at the Central Mosque in Kumasi last Sunday as part of his one-day visit to the area, where he interacted with Muslims that are observing the 30-day Ramadan fasting.

When the NPP was in opposition, Dr. Bawumia usually visited the Ashanti Region, particularly Kumasi, to interact with Muslims during Ramadan periods.

He decided to repeat his positive actions even as Vice President on Sunday.

The Vice President indicated that this year’s visit to the region, aside fulfilling his usual visit to the region during Ramadan periods, was also for him to give thanks to the Muslims for their support which helped the NPP to win the 2016 polls.

Dr. Bawumia also visited the Zongo chief of Kumasi, Alhaji Umar Farouk in his official residence and also held talks with the leader of the Tijanyyia sect, Sheikh Abdul Wadud at Mempeasem.

He and his entourage visited the Al-Sunna sect’s spiritual leader in Kumasi, Sheikh Ahmed Tawffic at Aboabo Number Two, where the Vice President responded positively to an appeal to help renovate a mosque.

Dr. Bawumia visited the Mallam Rashad Mosque at Yelewa behind the Zongo Police Station and rounded up his tour by breaking the day’s fast with worshippers at the Daar Sallam Mosque at the Jubilee Park,

The worshippers at the Daar Salam Mosque appealed passionately to the Veep to help them build a modern and spacious mosque so that they can worship Allah in comfort.