National Chief Imam, Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu has called on the Electoral Commission, EC to ensure it holds free and fair elections this year.
Addressing a virtual Eid-ul-Fitr celebration at the studio of GBC, the National Chief Imam speaking through his spokesperson Shiek Aremeyaw Shaibu said as a faith-based community committed to lasting peace and harmony they are calling on the EC to ensure a free and fair election.
“This year is an election year associated with so many challenges including the Covid-19 crisis as a faith community committed to lasting peace and harmony we are calling on all stakeholders especially the EC to ensure violence-free, fair and transparent election.
The National Chief Imam has also asked political stakeholders to avoid all tendencies that could jeopardise the country’s political harmony and stability.
“We further call on all political stakeholders to avoid all tendencies that could jeopardise the political harmony and stability this country has enjoyed over the period and still enjoys…”
President Akufo-Addo is also expected to announce a roadmap for easing Covid-19 restrictions this week.
There have been restrictions in the country due to the outbreak of the Covid-19.
Ban on social gathering and the closure of Ghana’s borders. There was also a three-week lockdown in Accra, Tema, Kasoa and Kumasi to help trace contacts and test them for the virus.
Despite the lifting of the lockdown the safety protocols are still in force and all Ghanaians are to adhere to it.
Speaking at the virtual celebration of this year’s Eid-ul-Fitr at the studio of GBC, President Akufo-Addo said stakeholder consultations on easing the restrictions will end this week.
According to him, this will allow him to announce to the Ghanaians people the roadmap to easing the restrictions.