Source: Savannanews24.com/Ibrahim Nurudeen
As part of the celebration and strategy to win the soul of the grassroot of the opposition National Democratic Congress(NDC) after what many have described as damaging defeat in the 2016 parliamentary and presidential elections by the ruling New patriotic party.
Former president, John Dramani Mahama months of introspection over the defeat yesterday paid a courtesy call on the National Chief imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu, and dinner with him including other eminent Imams in the Islamic circle.
His eminence, Sheikh Dr Sharubutu commended the former president and his delegation for taking part of their busy schedule to visit and have time with the Muslim community(Ummah).
The ex-president, John Mahama on his part praised the Muslim Ummah for embarking and tolerating one other through out the thirty days of the ramadan(fasting), but urged the clergy in the country to continue praying for mother Ghana.
Party faithfuls in and around fadama residential including women and children who heard the visibility of the former president in the area turn out in multitude at the chief Imam residents to catch the glimpse of John Mahama and his entourage.
The enthusiasm of the mammoth crowd singing amidst drumming change the atmosphere of the place to a rally ground, were the formal president was compelled to address the gathering.
The charge crown were heard singing phrases of the Ndc 2016 political song which almost took over the Ghanaian airwaves ‘Mahama Onapo, Mahama Onapa’ with another striking song in Hausa which translates as ‘Mahama don’t bother about their lies, they are only making mockery of themselves’.
He was accompanied by party executives, members of Parliament led by Hon Haruna Iddrisu and scores of former ministers.