By Cecil Mensah
The Vice-Presidential Candidate of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) for the 2016 elections, Dr Mahamadu Bawumia, on Thursday August 13, joined Alhaji Abubakar Saddique Boniface, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Madina, and a host of NPP supporters in the Greater Accra region to redeem a pledge; he made for the construction of a mosque at Madina -Zonogo Junction.
Speaking at the ceremony to present cement bags to the leadership of the Zongo community in Madina, Dr Bawumia, said the purpose of his presentation of the building material, was to support the course of Islam and as a Muslim, he is duty bound to do so.
He urged the leaders of the community, not to confuse the presentation of the materials with the fact that, he is partnering Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2016 presidential elections.
He said, the items are part of his support for the course of Islam and not for political gains.
I am doing this as my contribution towards the development of Islam and as one; it is my duty to ensure that all Moslems worship in a serene and convenient environment.
He called on the leaders, to put the materials to good use to benefit all Moslems in the community and to serve generations yet unborn.
Alhaji Boniface, the party’s Parliamentary Candidate for Madina Constituency and former Minister of Water Resources, Works and Housing under ex-President John Agyekum Kufour, also presented a cash amount of five hundred Ghana Cedis (GH¢500), to support the construction of the mosque.
In a related development, Alhaji Boniface, together with his executives, later visited the Madina Estate mosque to observe the Friday prayers.
Speaking, after the Imam of the mosque, Abdul Munin, had introduced him to the congregation, Alhaji Boniface, said he came to introduce himself as one of the candidates vying for the Madina Constituency seat come 2016 parliamentary election.
He took the opportunity to appeal to them to eschew violence and live in harmony as brothers and sisters during and after the elections.
He said, it does not matter whether a brother or sister belong to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) or not “we are all one people”
He said politics was about contest of ideas and not a field to visit mayhem on each other.