‘NPP does not dislike Muslims’

The Chief Imam for Suaman District in the Western North Region, Alhaji Mumuni, has urged his fellow Muslims and Zongo dwellers to disabuse their minds of the perception that the New Patriotic Party (NPP) is anti-Muslims and Zongos.

According to him, the various policies and programmes being implemented by the government specifically tailored for Muslims and the Zongo communities bore testimony to the fact that the party likes Muslims and Zongo dwellers more than they were made to believe in the past. 

Alhaji Mumuni explained the turnaround in perceptions about the NPP when the Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, joined the Muslims of Dadieso to pray as part of this year’s nationwide Ramadan Tour.

Flanked by two of his deputies, Alhaji Mumuni observed that then-candidate Nana Akufo-Addo promised in the lead-up to the last general election that if voted into office, he would show that the NPP does not dislike Muslims, contrary to the propaganda being pushed by the party’s opponents. 

“In the past, the people of Dadieso Zongo, including me, did not want to hear the name NPP, we were told that you didn’t want to associate with us, that you didn’t like Muslims and Zongos, if we come around you will drive us away, we were afraid of the party but since Nana Akufo-Addo became the president he has really done a lot to bring all of us together and shown that NPP loves Muslims.

“In 2016, when then candidate Akufo-Addo came to campaign, I stood here and told him that we Northerners and Muslims don’t really like NPP because of what we have been told, but since Nana Akufo-Addo won the elections and became president, he has really shown that he loves Muslims and Zongos.”

Alhaji Mumuni had high praise for the District Chief Executive for Suaman, Christian Baah, and the government for the diligent implementation of the government’s policy and programmes directives for Muslims and Zongos in the district.

“Until two years ago, we didn’t even know that although the government is in Accra, it still thinks about us at Dadieso. Over the past two years, the government through Mr Baah has helped three people to go to Hajj, we are most grateful to President Akufo-Addo and NPP have shown that they really care about Muslims and Zongo communities and we are grateful to the president and his Vice Dr Bawumia,” Alhaji Mumuni noted.

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