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General News of Sunday, 9 June 2019


Kennedy Agyapong converts to ‘Islam’; now Sheikh Osman

Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central Kennedy Agyapong, MP for Assin Central

The Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central Constituency, Kennedy Agyapong has shown his allegiance to the Islamic faith and outdoored his new Muslim name "Sheikh Osman” after a renowned Islamic philanthropist in the Quran.

Islam the world over he noted was a religion of peace and Muslim brothers and sisters should live according to the dictates of the religion by avoiding violence but preach peace.

The MP disclosed that the name was bestowed him by the Muslim community in Medina after he had recognized their contribution to national development and allotted airtime on both radio and Television for soul touching and development oriented Islamic programmes.

Speaking during a recent visit to the National Chief Imam Sheikh Dr Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu where he made a donation towards the just ended Eid-Edul Fitr celebrations, he said he had lived with Muslim friends in Pakistan and was fully convinced the religion was indeed a religion of peace and could foster development in the areas in which it is been practised.

He was however worried Muslim youth in Ghana allowed themselves to be used in perpetrating violence and crime to the detriment of their most cherished religion for the selfish interest of others.

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