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Religion Tue, 16 Jul 2013

Use Ramadan to pray for peace - MP urges

Miss Sarah Adwoa Safo, Member of Parliament for Dome/Kwabenya has urged Muslims to use the ongoing Ramadan to pray for Ghana to remain peaceful after the declaration of the verdict in the ongoing election petition hearing at the Supreme Court.

She said the country was at a defining moment that only the “boldness and uprightness” of the judges hearing the petition will keep the peace of the nation intact, imploring the faithful to plead Allah’s direction to enable them (judges) give a verdict that will be in the supreme interest of justice and peace.

Ms. Safo said this at a short ceremony when she presented some food items to the Muslim communities within her constituency.

The items included forty bags of rice, ten bags of sugar and ten cartons of milk.

The MP commended Muslims for remaining steadfast in their faith and for undertaking the annual ritual by sacrificing their stomach for the period of one month to fast and pray for the nation for Allah to protect the peace of the nation.

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Muhammad Salisu Sulaimana, the Imam of the Dome Pillar two branches, who received the items, praised the young legislator for always showing care and taking an active interest in ensuring that the period of fasting become lighter for the Muslims.

He called on political leaders to emulate the concerns and interest shown by the Member of Parliament and asked for Allah’s guidance and protection for her.

Imam Sulaimana assured the Member of Parliament that he would implore all Muslims to offer special prayers to keep Ghana’s peace intact.

He also made a special appeal to politicians to desist from making pronouncements that would antagonize the credibility of the Supreme Court Judges.

The Muslim cleric said Ghana had chosen the path of democracy that provided specific roles to specific institutions to strengthen the country’s democratic course, insisting that those roles should be respected by all and sundry to ensure the development of the nation.

Source: GNA