Many Muslims in Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital, on Tuesday prayed fervently for God’s favour and protection for Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, 2012 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and other party members who are challenging the results of the presidential election at the Supreme Court.
The programme was initially disrupted by the police who said the organizers did not secure permit to hold the event.
The Muslims also called for the maintenance of peace after the verdict of the Supreme Court.
Interestingly, the peaceful prayer session was held amid tight security, as several policemen were seen hovering at the venue.
The well-attended programme, which was organized by Free Education Now Prayer Group (FENPG), led by Andy Owusu, was held at forecourt of the Koforidua Palace.
The objective of the grouping, made up of mainly Junior High School (JHS) graduates, is to pray to God to help Nana Akufo Addo to win the court case.
The students, whose parents and guardians face financial difficulties, want Nana Akufo Addo to emerge victorious in order to implement his famous Free SHS Education policy.
Leader of the Muslims, Alhaji Tanko Mohammed, during the prayer session, said Ghanaians must play a leading role to make the country safe.
He prayed to Allah to help Nana Akufo Addo to occupy the highest office of the land to implement effective programmes to improve the lives of the people.
Alhaji Tanko, a staunch NPP member, said members of the group had been praying fervently to support Nana Akufo Addo, urging other Muslims to promote peace and unity.
The FENPG recently organized similar prayer sessions for Nana Akufo-Addo in Kumasi and Techiman.
Andy Owusu, National Coordinator, FENPG, expressed worry about the massive police presence at the venue, alleging that the police wanted to disrupt the event.
The police initially stopped the group from praying on the streets with the excuse that they don’t have enough men to protect us so I was surprised about the massive police presence at the park where the prayers were said later in the day.
Owusu alleged that the Electoral Commission (EC) rigged the elections in favour of President Mahama.
He said the group would continue to pray until justice prevails.
FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi