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13.09.2016 Social News

Muslim Youth caution against election violence

By GNA
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Agona Mankrong - Junction (C/R), Sept. 13, GNA - Mr Francis Duodu Addo, Agona East District Chief Executive (DCE), has warned Muslim youth to desist from acts that would plunge the nation into war before, during and after 2016 elections.

He said the country's democratic dispensation has witnessed absolute peace and should be maintained as such and everything possible must be done to maintain it to ensure economic growth.

The DCE said election conflicts had disrupted and disturbed policies and programmes in many Sub-Sahara Africa countries including those in West Africa.

Mr Duodu-Addo made this known when he addressed Muslims to mark Eid-Ul -Adha at Mankrong-Junction and Agona Nsaba in the Central Region.

He called leaders and Imams to educate their followers to ensure peace and stability, adding that Ghana has reached a stage which needs to improve the macro economic development.

He urged Ghanaians to retain the President John Dramani Mahama and the National Democratic Congress in power to enable him to continue the massive infrastructural programmes started four years,

Alhaji Ibrahim Jabiru, Mankrong-Junction Chief Imam, spoke against the poor education of Muslims, especially the youth and asked parents to invest in their children's education.

He stated that education is the weapon to fight poverty, and without it, would be difficult to compete in the global job market.

The Chief Imam added his voice to the call on Muslim youth to distance themselves from acts that could mar the presidential and parliamentary elections.

At Agona Swedru Kotokoli Zongo, Alhaji Ibrahim Wahab, a Muslim Leader exhorted Muslim students to take their studies serious to assist them become responsible adults in future.

He said Islamic teachings are against any Muslim member who involves in crime.

He advised Muslims not to create an atmosphere that would foment trouble in the December 7.

He said this is not first time Ghanaians are going to the polls and so leaders of the political parties must ensure that everything possible is done to avert violence on election day.

He asked the political parties and followers to accept the election results, adding that Electoral Commission must also play its role in a transparent, fair and credible manner to maintain the confidence of Ghanaians before results are declared. GNA

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