Ghanaian Muslims (U.K.) Bid Akufo-Addo Good-Bye

ADDOThe leaders of the Ghanaian Muslim Association in the United Kingdom (UK) on Saturday paid a courtesy call on the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) 2012 presidential candidate, Nana Addo Dankwah Akufo-Addo and his wife at their London residence.

The visit was in response to an earlier visit, Nana Akufo-Addo paid to the London Ghanaian community mosque on Friday, December 27 for worship, special prayers and interaction with the Muslim community.

It was also to bid him farewell as he and his wife prepare to return to Ghana later this month, after his three months sojourn in London, UK.

The delegation was led by Alhaji Sarki Baba (Chief of Zongo UK and Ireland), Mallam Ibrahim(Deputy Chief Imam, Zongo), Alhaji Baban Yaara Haidara (Chief of Staff to Zongo Chief, London), Alhaji Husseini Gali(Advisor to Chief Zongo), Alhaji Ridwanu, Alhaji Baraw (Advisor to Chief Zongo), and Chairman Sahyahu Midas Mende (former Chairman of Ghana Muslim Welfare Centre).

Others included Alhaji Tijani(Youth Activist), Alhaji Kamil(Chairman of Ghana Muslim Welfare centre), Alhaji Ahmed Awuah(Imam), Mallam Abdul Razak (Imam), Baba Adams of Zongolink Radio-London and Murtala Imam.

Alhaji Sarki Baba explained that the purpose of the visit was in line with Islamic culture that following Nana’s visit to the mosque, it was customary for them to reciprocate  by coming to thank Nana and also wish him all the best of luck as he prepared to return to Ghana.

Nana Akufo-Addo thanked them for the honour  and for their continuous  prayers for him and his family.

He reiterated his message of unity and peace and applauded their effort at working towards Ghana’s development.

In a short address, Alhaji Sarki Baba thanked Nana Akufo-Addo for visiting the mosque and recognising the Muslim community as an integral part of the Ghanaian community in UK. He praised Nana Akufo-Addo for the respect he accorded the Muslim community and pledged the community’s support to Ghana in all future endeavours.

On behalf of the Muslim community, the Zongo Chief presented Nana Akufo- Addo with a special Muslim fabric called Getzner Shaddah; Alhaji Hussein Gali described the present as ‘the biggest Islamic shaddah batakari in the UK’. For the second time in this historic meeting, the place erupted in applause and laughter in reaction to Alhaji’s comment.

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