The President of the National Council of Zabarama Chiefs of Ghana, Alhaji Musah Yahaya Yandu, has called on religious leaders to promote religious tolerance, peace, and stability in the country to deepen the relationship between Christians, Muslims, and Traditionalists in Ghana and find better ways of building upon the relationship.
This he noted that will promote national peace, stability, and development among the various faiths in the country to maintain a cordial relationship.
Speaking in an interview with Ghanaianvoiceonline.com on the sideline of the Eid-ul-Adha in Accra, Alhaji Musah Yahaya Yandu, assured of Muslim leaders’ collaboration with the Christian and Traditional leaders to promote peace and stability in the country, adding that Muslims together with Christians and Traditional leaders had their differences, but they should accommodate and tolerate each other.
“We should reflect as a country, we are living in peace and harmony as Christians, Traditionalists, and Muslims just by the grace and favour of God, let us reflect and see what is happening around us, “he added.
He entreated Ghanaians to continue to pray for peace in Ghana and avoid all forms of violence which can eventually end up in war.
For Alhaji Musah Yahaya Yandu, it is only through living in peace with one’s self and others that will help Ghana to grow in strength and unity.
Alhaji Musah Yahaya Yandu who is also the Greater Accra Regional Council of Zabarma Chiefs also advised Muslim youth to refuse to be manipulated by politicians and individuals to foment trouble and create confusion.
According to him, the Islamic religion teaches against all forms of violence and therefore does not take kindly to people who perpetrate such acts under the guise of protecting the Islamic religion.
Alhaji Musah Yahaya Yandu appealed to members of the religion to see Islam as one entity, which need not be divided adding that divisions within Islam had impeded its growth and cautioned that unless they come together the religion would not progress.
He urged Muslims to endeavor to seize the opportunity of the celebration to renew the values which unite them together.