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Election verdict: Asantehene calls for calm, stability

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Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, has called for calm and stability when the Supreme Court announces its verdict on the Election 2012 Petition.

He said national interest must be allowed to prevail, adding that intolerance and violence should be rejected.

The Asantehene said this when he joined hundreds of Muslims to celebrate the Eid-Ul-Fitr at the Kumasi Central Mosque.

He reminded them to accept to live within the law to sustain the peace, unity and harmony of the society.

Otumfuo Osei Tutu also underlined the need for Muslims to channel their energies into the development of their communities, to make things better.

This was the first time the King has joined in the celebration of the Eid-Ul-Fitr and he asked that they continue to pray to Allah for the country’s progress.

He said he would do everything possible to assist resolve leadership disputes in the Zongo communities to facilitate the development of these areas.

Mr Eric Opoku, the Ashanti Regional Minister, cautioned the youth against acts of hooliganism and other anti-Islam behaviours, likely to undermine law and order.

They should rally solidly behind the government and identify with programmes designed to transform the living conditions of the people.

Sheikh Abdul-Mumin Haruna, Regional Chief Imam, prayed for the nation and its leaders as well as the souls of Muslims who died during the period of the Ramadan.

He encouraged more support for the poor, the needy and the vulnerable.

Source: GNA

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