The Member of Parliament (MP) for Yendi Constituency in the Northern Region, Alhaji Farouk Aliu Mahama, has called on Imams and other religious leaders in the country to continue praying for the goodwill of Dagbon and the country at large.
He urged them to continue praying without ceasing for this country to come out with the current economic hardship that the country was facing.
Alhaji Mahama said this at the 10th anniversary Quranic Recitation of the late Vice President Alhaji Aliu Mahama at his residence here in Tamale on Thursday.
It brought together family, friends, chiefs, opinion leaders, political heads and party sympathisers.
The late vice president Alhaji Aliu Mahama, passed away on November 16, 2012 at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra.
Alhaji Aliu Mahama was also the first Muslim vice president of the Republic of Ghana from 2000 to 2008 on the ticket of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
The MP for Yendi also the son of the late vice president added that his late father was a true Muslim and was always praying for the development of this country.
“Without constant prayers we cannot get to where we want to reach as a country,” he added.
Alhaji Mahama said there was the need for every citizen of this country to continue praying for God to save the country from its current economic challenges.
He said he was continuing from the legacy of his late father to bring more development to his people.
Alhaji Mahama said without the prayers of the Imams they cannot succeed and called for more prayers from the religious leaders.
He added that the legacies of his late father would continue to benefit the good people of Dagbon and the country as well.
“To me, my father is not dead because his good works exist,” he said.
The Northern Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Abdul Salam Ahmed, commended the family for their continued prayers and contributing toward the development of Dagbon and this country.
He said Muslim clerics would continue to pray for the success of government and to also come out from the current challenges the country was facing.
FROM TIMES REPORTER, TAMALE