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General News of Monday, 12 December 2016

Source: citifmonline.com

Calm down NPP supporters – Chief Imam to Nana Addo

Chief Imam, and others paid a courtesy call on President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo at his residence

The Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Shaributu, has urged President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo to call his New Patriotic Party (NPP), supporters to order, following reported cases of violent conduct after the party’s election victory.

He contends that the recent cases of alleged intimidation and attacks on supporters of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) could disturb the peaceful transition of power in the country.

Sheikh Shaibu, Spokesperson to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, spoke on behalf of the Chief Imam when he paid a courtesy call on President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo at his residence in Nima earlier today [Monday].

He said that; “Such things, if they are truly going on, then probably your [Nana Akufo-Addo’s] voice could also help to ameliorate the problem so we can have a very peaceful transition in the interest of our country.”



The Chief Imam also hailed the NPP Flagbearer for the conciliatory tone of his victory speech, which he said gave ample testimony of Nana Akufo-Addo’s commitment to democracy and the rule of law. “This election victory did not come out of nothing.

It was the outcome of strong determination, faith in God, tenacity of purpose and good planning throughout the long period of you struggled to assume the leadership of our great nation.”

“Whilst rejoicing with you and your party, we equally wish to assure you of our continuous prayers and support throughout your entire tenure as the president of our dear land,” Sheikh Shaibu added on behalf of the Chief Imam.