The National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharabutu, has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama on assuming the executive position of the country.
He also sought Allah’s blessing for the Head of State so that he would be instilled with the essential qualities required in steering the affairs “of our great nation Ghana”.
In a statement issued on his behalf by Alhaji Khuzalima Mohammed Osman, his personal assistant, the Chief Imam used the opportunity to remind the President that after taking the Oath of Allegiance during your inaugural ceremony, “you are now the President of the Republic of Ghana and not for any political party”.
“Hence, your government should be all-inclusive and aimed at uniting the entire nation after the December 7 general election,” the statement said.
It expressed the hope that President Mahama’s tenure in office would effect change the current nature of politics “so as to leave a lasting legacy for all”.
“Your predecessors have done extremely well in improving the living conditions of the people, but I think you have more and greater opportunities to make Ghana a wonderful country in Africa.
“I am keenly following up with great interest and admiration all the progress and developmental efforts you are making in improving the lives and welfare of our people.
“I will not relent in my efforts and prayers in ensuring that Ghana remains the most peaceful country and a beacon of hope and democratic credentials on the entire continent of Africa,” the statement said.