Kpone Muslims pray for peaceful elections
Compiled by Richard Attenkah
Muslims in the Kpone-Katamanso district, on Sunday, climaxed theirmonth-long fasting period leading to the celebration of the EidulFitr, with a group prayer at the Kpone Methodist Primary School Park.
The Muslims, under the leadership of AbassShaban, Imam for the Kpone-Katamanso District, prayed for peace before, during and after the elections.
Hundreds of the Muslim worshippers, dressed in long beautiful traditional Muslim apparel, together with their wives, husbands and children, for the very first time since the district, which was under the jurisdiction of the Tema Metropolitan Assembly (TMA) was given autonomy status, were full of joy and happiness.
Preaching the sermon, Imam AbassShaban advised Muslim youth in the country not to allow themselves to be used by politicians as tools for confusion and breach the peace Ghanaians are enjoying in the country at the moment.
He said at the end of the day, after they had been used by the politicians and they get the power they wanted, they abandon them because they lack the requisite qualifications that can help them get the kind of jobs they want.
According to him, the Koran prohibits Muslims from engaging in any form of violence or fighting, especially during this period of the fast, and therefore, they should rather embrace peace and tranquility for the benefit of mankind.
AbassShaban explained that election was all about democracy, and democracy was all about people expressing their opinions and preferences.
“Consequently, there is no need for anybody to try and force others to accept what they want,” the Kpone Imam said, adding, “Such attitudes only lead to chaos and anarchy.”
He appealed to Muslim parents to endeavour to send their children to school to educate them properly, so that they can take up responsible positions, not only in government, but also in other sectors of the economy to help put the country on the path of development.
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