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Muslim youth cautioned against electoral violence

Ho, Dec. 6, GNA – Alhaji Alfa Anas Hamidu, the Volta Regional Chief Imam, has called on the Muslim youth to desist from acts of electoral violence before, during and after Monday’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
     He said “without peace we cannot develop” therefore every citizen must endeavour to do what was needful in sustaining the peace and stability of the country.
    Alhaji Anas Hamidu made the call during a meeting with Muslim youth within the Ho Municipality aimed to sensitise them on the need to promote peace in the December general elections.
     The Regional Chief Imam said no leader would support the youth if they engaged in acts that could plunge the country into chaos.
     He said the Muslim community in the Volta region were peace loving people and would, therefore, not do anything that would derail the peace before, during and after the election.
     Mr Issifu Osmanu, the Zongo Chief, underscored the need for peace in the December 7 elections.
     He charged other chiefs to continue to sensitise their people, especially the youth, not to allow themselves to be used by any politician to cause trouble before, during and after the elections.
     Mr Osmanu said Zongo communities were perceived to be causing troubles, therefore, it was time to change such perceptions, urging the youth to abide by the rules and regulations governing the electoral process.
     Imam Yusif Abubakari, spokesperson for the Regional Chief Imam, called on the people to leave the centre after exercising their franchise.
     We must support whoever emerged victorious, he said and work together to promote the development of the country.
     The engagement was attended by other Muslim chiefs and some political parties, who also called for peace.