As we go for the polls on the 7th of December, 2016, the Network of Muslim Professionals-Ghana (NMPG) is calling on all Ghanaian Muslims for the sake of Allah and love of country to exercise their democratic rights by voting in peace; devoid of rancour, intimidation, and violence.
We must first and foremost acknowledge that we are Muslims by faith, Ghanaians by citizenry before being affiliated to any political party, and therefore our loyalty and commitment for peace must be to Allah (S.W.A) and to the peace of the nation, Ghana.
NMPG would wish to remind each and every one of us that it is only when the nation is at peace that we can worship our Creator, spend our resources, move about freely, be with our loved ones, as well as govern or be governed by our elected President and the Members of Parliament.
We are therefore calling on every Muslim who is voting on the 7th of December, 2016 to religiously follow the Electoral Commission’s voting guidelines on the day of the election. We advise every voter to immediately leave the polling station after casting the ballot and return after 5.00pm to witness the counting of the ballot. No voter should be seen in any party paraphernalia which goes contrary to the laid down regulations governing the voting day.
We would also like to call on the leadership of the various political parties, especially the Muslims among them to eschew any divisive activities that have the propensity of plunging this peaceful country of ours into chaos. We need peace before, during and after these elections.
NMPG will also like to remind the Media to be circumspect in their reportage and ensure that they report on the truth. They should also support the security agencies to ensure conflict-free general elections.
Finally, we are very much optimistic that Ghana will be the winner. May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon us all. Aameen.
Haj Saeed Hamid Jallo
(Director of Communications)