Muslims Embark On Peace Walk …Ahead Of Supreme Court Verdict
MEMBERS OF the Muslim community in the Ashanti regional capital, Kumasi, have come together to reiterate the need to eschew violence and uphold the peace of Ghana.
The move is to conscientise the youth to stay away from acts which has the potential to disturb the stability of the country, as the Supreme Court is scheduled to give its ruling on the eight-month long election petition
Muslims in excess of thousands in the Ashanti region embarked on a peace walk through the principal streets of the city to call for the sustenance of peace in the country.
Last Friday, August 23, 2013, was declared regional prayer Day for Muslims to pray for peace and political tolerance in the nation.
Chief Imams, Islamic Scholars, tribal chiefs, youth, men and women have vowed to contribute towards national peace and unity by reaffirming their commitment toward the rule of law and a peaceful Ghana, and called on all well-meaning Ghanaians to join them to ensure peace and political tolerance before and after the Supreme Court verdict.
They say a total commitment to peace is an essential prerequisite for national development.
Clad in party colours of both NPP and NDC, they held hands and sang peace songs, as they pledged their commitment to peace.
Leaders of the Muslim community delivered peace messages later at the Jubilee Park in Kumasi.
Executive Secretary of the Council of Imams, Ustaz Ahmed Seidu said the exercise is to portray the essence of Islam and its commitment to peace in the country.
President of the Federation of Muslim Women-Ghana, Hajia Fatimatu Yasmine emphasized the need for women to be at the forefront of calls for peace.
On behalf of the Federation, she pledged the respect of members for the verdict of the Supreme Court and to allow the rule of law to prevail in whichever way the verdict goes.
Hajia Fatimatu Yasmine called on both parties to respect the ruling of the Supreme Court and urged the winning side to celebrate in moderation and magnanimity, so as not to provoke the other side, because Ghana’s democracy is the ultimate winner.
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