Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Ghana’s main opposition leader, has appealed to Muslims on the occasion of Eid ul-Fitr festival to pray for “peace and prosperity”.
Eyeing the presidency for the third time since 2008, the former Foreign Affairs Minister also asked Muslims to pray for “Allah to choose for Ghana, in this election year, a leadership of commitment, competence, and compassion.”
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate is hoping to unseat incumbent President John Mahama, who is going for a second term in the 2016 elections currently slated for November 7.
In a statement to wish Muslims a happy Eid ul-Fitr, the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice said: “On the occasion of the celebration of the Eid ul-Fitr festival, I extend fraternal greetings of peace and blessings to the Muslim Community in Ghana and the world over.
“Eid ul-Fitr is a celebration of one month of devotion and obedience to the will of Allah. Over the course of the month, Muslims have cultivated and inculcated the spirit of good, and strived to defeat the spirit of vice. I pray that these values continue to permeate every area of our national life, so we can defeat the ills that plague our society.”
Muslims in Ghana are joining their counterparts across the world to celebrate the “breaking of fast festival” after a successful Ramadan.