Shehu Mustapha Sessy leading prayers at Ashaiman Friday
RESIDENTS OF Ashaiman and its environs particularly Muslims have been urged to use the Eid Ul Adha festival to pray for peace as the country readies herself for the December general elections.
The call was contained in an Eid message read by the Ashaiman Municipal Chief Imam, Shehu Mustapha Sessy during the Eid Ul Adha celebration at the Sakasaka Park, Ashaiman on Friday.
Shehu Sessy noted it was important that they all prayed to Allah for peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections.
He said the peaceful atmosphere in the country should be maintained adding that this could be achieved if everyone especially politicians were willing to tolerate each other?s views and respect the true results of the elections.
The municipal chief Imam reminded his audience about the need for them to contribute to a peaceful poll since Eid ul Adha was all about sacrifice.
He also encouraged the people especially Ashaiman youth not to allow themselves to be used by selfish politicians to create chaos during the elections.
?Most of you have allowed yourselves to be used by certain politicians in the past to serve their self-centered interests. Please do not allow them to do same this time round,? he told the teeming youth participating in the event.
He said Ashaiman may be noted for crime, but challenged the youth in the area to work hard to turn that perception into a positive one which could encourage investors to come to the area and employ some of them in their companies.
Turning his attention to the older celebrants, Shehu Sessy urged them to continue to instill discipline in their children stressing that this would benefit the larger society.
He pointed that God had already chosen the country?s next president; all that what was left was for the electorate to choose that person through the ballot box.
He cautioned persons who may have the intention of creating confusion on voting day to desist from it saying it could plunge the country into chaos.
From Razak Mardorgyz Abubakar, Ashaiman