Muslims in Ghana have been beseeched to pray for peaceful elections in the country as they begin the month-long Ramadan fast.
A statement issued by the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu Nketia, said: “As today [Monday] marks the first day of the Ramadan fasting period, the prayer of the NDC is for Allah the Most Merciful to hear the cries and prayer of His sons and daughters”.
“The NDC is calling on the Muslim community to pray fervently for peaceful general elections. All those who wish evil for the nation must have their evil plans exposed so that Ghana will continue to remain an oasis of peace. May the Grace of Allah be on all His children during this period of Ramadan.”
Meanwhile Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), has also asked Muslims to use the Ramadan period to fight the evils in society.
“It is…my prayer that Muslims will use this holy month of Ramadan to pray for Allah to ward off the evils that plague our society and draw us back – corruption, nepotism, ethnicity, unprincipled politics, poverty, ignorance, and disease,” Mr Akufo-Addo said in a statement on Monday June 6.