Ghanaians asked to preserve peace
Accra, Aug. 29, GNA – Alhaji Ahmed Nii Nortey, Public Relations Officer of the Office of the National Chief Imam, on Tuesday called on Ghanaians to preserve the country’s peace towards national development.
‘There is the need for us to unite, preserve and sustained the peace that Ghana is enjoying’, he said.
Alhaji Nortey made the remarks when he represented Sheik Dr Osumanu Nuhu Sharubutu, National Chief Imam, at a peace campaign at Mamobi in Accra.
The campaign which seeks to educate and sensitize the people on the need for peace after the Supreme Court verdict on the 2012 presidential election petition was organised by the Office of the National Chief Imam in collaboration with Star-Ghana, a multi-donor pooled funding group.
The crusade dubbed: 2012 Election Adjudication Intervention Let’s Accept the Supreme Court Decision (Win or Lose) to Ensure National Cohesion, Peace and Stability’, was attended by Muslims and Christian groups, market women, opinion leaders and members of various political parties.
He appealed to Muslims, particularly the youth, to promote peace and respect other religions, and religious leaders to be peace ambassadors, to ensure national development.
Bishop Dr Theophilus T. Narh, founder and leader of Love of God Ministries, advised the youth not to allow themselves to be used by politicians to commit crimes and violence.
Alhaji Simba, an Imam at Mamobi, said political tolerance was the only means by which Ghana could consolidate the gains of democracy.
Mr Ibrahim Syborg, a member of the New Patriotic Party, called on Ghanaians to be tolerant and promote peace and tranquility to attract investors into the country.
Mr Sidiq Suleiman, a member of the National Democratic Congress, said Ghanaians should consider the Supreme Court verdict as victory for the country’s electoral system and democracy.
Hajia Barikisu Shardow, official at the Office of the National Chief Imam, appealed to women to advice their children against violence and supporters of political parties to remain calm after the announcement of the verdict
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