April 5, 2013

Muslim communities have been urged to use the ongoing Ramadan festivities to pray for peace and unity especially after the Supreme Court’s final judgment on the 2012 election petition case.

The Manhyia North Member of Parliament, Hon. Collins Owusu Amankwah made the call when he visited about 15 mosques in the Manhyia North Constituency over the weekend as part of this year’s Ramadan celebrations.

The New Patriotic Party (NPP) led by their 2012 Presidential Candidate, Nana Addo Dankwah-Akuffu-Addo, Vice Presidential Candidate, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia and Party Chairman Jake Obetsebi Lamtey submitted a petition to the Supreme Court calling for the removal of John Dramani Mahama who was declared as President by Chairman of the Electoral Commission, Kojo Afari Gyan.

The Petitioners however prayed the court to revoke the Electoral Commissions declaration after sighting over-voting, voting without biometric verification among other factors as main reasons for heading to the court.

The MP meanwhile advised Ghanaians not politics separate us but rather work together for the development of the country, adding that references from other African countries such as Cote d’ Ivoire, Kenya among others should been seen as warning to us all.

Hon. Owusu Amankwah also as part of his visit donated food items such as rice, sugar among others worth GHs 10,000 to the Muslims group.

However, leaders of the Muslim groups in the area expressed their appreciation to the MP and pledge their support to help spread the peace message to the many Muslim communities within the region.

Emmanuel Frimpong Mensah/GhanaMPs.gov.gh