The Founder and Leader of the All People’s Congress (APC), Dr. Hassan Ayariga, has expressed gross disappointment in Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia over his “Mallam John” comment.

Dr. Ayariga believes that the Vice President’s “Mallam John” comment “has once again reduced the seat of Government to mockery and disgrace at the just ended Chief’s Imam Mawlid.”

“How can a Vice President make such comments at a very important event graced by Chiefs, Imams, Mallams, Sheiks and elders from all around Africa?” he rhetorically quizzed.

According to him, Dr. Bawumia always try to equalise himself with others at any opportunity he get.

He further advised the Vice President to learn to know when, what and how to utter his words.

“Some people are looking up to you to as a father, leader and a gentleman. So please, respect is earned. Humble yourself my brother,” he stated.


At the National Chief Imam’s Maulid, Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia jokingly referred to former President John Dramani Mahama as Mallam John.

This comes after the former President in his speech, demonstrated fair knowledge of some Islamic Hadiths.

Dr. Bawumia, while taking his turn at the podium, jokingly said in Hausa that Mr. Mahama should convert to Islam since he has demonstrated such knowledge about the Hadiths.



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