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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Ghana's National Chief Imam praises Akufo-Addo

Sheikh Dr Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, has applauded Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 2012 Presidential Candidate for New Patriotic Party (NPP) for helping to maintain national peace. He gave the commendation when he led a delegation to pay a courtesy call on Nana Akufo-Addo in Accra. 

The delegation made up of Imams, Muslim Chiefs and Islamic Scholars thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for accepting the Supreme Court verdict on the election petition filed by the NPP challenging the election of President John Dramani Mahama in the 2012 general election. Sheikh Sharabutu said the decision of the NPP flagbearer helped in sustaining peace and stability. He said it is important for Ghanaians to preserve the country’s peace towards national development. 

“There is the need for us to unite, preserve and sustain the peace that Ghana is enjoying,” stressed. He said political tolerance is the only means by which Ghana could consolidate the gains of democracy and called on the citizenry to be tolerant and promote tranquillity. 

Sheikh Sharabutu appealed to Muslim religious leaders to remain as peace ambassadors, to ensure national development. Nana Akufo-Addo said the NPP would not seek a review of the Supreme Court’s ruling, observing that Ghana’s election would never be the same again. He also said the NPP had set precedence for generations to follow. 

Read more in Ghana Business News

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