Political leaders have been asked to be discreet and avoid doing anything to excite religious passion in their desperate bid to win political power.
Alhaji Ali Musah Zingi, former Ashanti Regional Nasara Coordinator, warned that travelling that path could be perilous.
This comes in the wake of the alleged controversial claim by the Brong-Ahafo Regional Minister, Mr. Eric Opoku, that the running mate of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) Presidential Candidate, Alhaji Dr. Mahmudu Bawumiah, and other Muslim supporters of that party were not true Muslims.
He was reported to have stated this at a meeting held with the chiefs and people of Acherensua.
Alhaji Zingi in a signed press statement in Kumasi, was uncharitable to the Minister, describing his alleged assertion as not only dangerous but insulting.
He counseled those, he said, were “desecrating Quranic verses, to suit their political agenda to think twice”.
The Quran, he pointed out that, “is a Holy Book of God” and must be held sacred – must neither be misrepresented nor be used for political mischief.
He went ahead to give the historical account and significant lessons of “Surat Al-Fil, the Elephant”.
Among this is that “A man intoxicated with power can prepare armies and material resources against Allah’s Holy plan but such man’s plan will be his own undoing; he cannot prevail against God”.
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