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Chief Imam okayed Akufo-Addo Lecture On Eid


Chief Imam okayed Akufo-Addo Lecture On Eid

The editor of the Daily Searchlight Newspaper, Kenneth Korankye has described as hypocritical, comments passed by some members of the NDC that the NPP flag bearer is anti Islam for delivering a public lecture on a Mulsim day of celebration.

The NPP flag bearer Nana Akufo Addo has come under heavy criticism for his address last Wednesday August 31 which happened to be a Public Holiday and a day marking the Islamic Eidul Fetir Celebration.

Mr. Ken Koranche who was re-acting to the issue after it had been raised by Deputy Energy Minister Inusah Fuseini on Citi Fm’s Current Affairs Program, “The Big Issue” stated that there was nothing wrong with the choice of the day because even the National Chief Imam was ably represented at the function.

He said “I am saying that I have heard people not only on this network (Citi FM) but on other networks taking issue with Nana Addo for delivering the speech on that particular day because it was a Muslim Holiday and I am further saying that the Chief Imam of this country sent a representative to come and pray at the occasion and he knows more about Islamic worship than most of us do.

“In fact I would presume that he knows more about Islamic worship than Inusah Fuseini and the people who have been commenting. I think that this issue ought to be addressed because it is hypocritical. “If he decides to present it on Thursday, the market day in my hometown is on Thursday.

On any day in this country you have people who cannot listen to radio for special reasons. If he decides to do on Sunday, all Christians go to church on Sunday.

“This reasoning is spurious and as I am saying I am prepared to listen to this thing from some people but not serious people in government”.

Meanwhile, the office of the Chief Imam confirmed to Citi FM that a representative was indeed sent to the said function.

Alhaji Awaisu, who attended the function on behalf of the Chief Imam, indicated that there was nothing un-Islamic about scheduling the event on that faithful day. Alhaji Awaisu Bio intimated that “I was instructed by the Chief Imam to go and represent him because he was invited.

"The program was to come on about two weeks ago at Alisa Hotel but was postponed to the 31st.“So I went there not on my own but as a representative of the National Chief Imam.

"Whether I am NPP or NDC that does not hold, I am not doing politics, I only represent the National Chief Imam and my office does not allow me because the National Chief Imam does not do politics.

"He is the father of all political parties and as the executive secretary of the national Chief Imam I do not come out to identify myself with any party.

“I cannot say whether there is anything wrong with the day of the speech because although it is a day we were celebrating the Eid, it was not only Moslems that were expected to go there”.

Source: citifmonline.com



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