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Thousands of Ghanaians thronged the Fadama based offices of the National Chief Imam on Monday afternoon to meet former President John Dramani Mahama who paid a courtesy call on the Islamic leader as part of this year’s celebration of Edir Fitir. Former President Mahama was accompanied by some members of the Minority leadership of Parliament.
Extraordinarily creative in his composure, Mahama drew many comments especially when people realised that they were looking at the man himself who led the country for four years and was rated as the second only to Nkrumah when it comes to infrastructural development and good governance in Ghana.
Outside the Chief Iman’s office was a display of placards with inscriptions such as “Come back messiah”, “Allah has vindicated you”, “Ghanaians want you back” etc. There were also visible exhibits of regrets on the faces of the people with others shedding free tears while chanting the name of the former President “Mahama, Mahama, President Mahama”.
Respite spending much time talking to the crowd, the grounds of the Chief Iman’s place, where he was mobbed by people taking selfie with him and shaking hands with him, former President Mahama found time to meet with all the Islamic clerics and leaders president.
Mr Edmund Berfi, who traveled from Kasoa to meet the President, said, God had good reasons for giving Ghanaians the 2016 results. According to Mr Berfi, six months after Mr Mahama’s exit, Ghanaians are fasting and praying for 2020 to arrive for them to vote him back to power.
Dr Sheikh Ibrahim, who resides in the United States, said happenings in the country today and comments emanating from every corner of the country vindicate the former President. He said, Donald Trump has just submitted a bill cutting spending on education to enable him expand educational infrastructure, Theresa May’s major policy for the coming years is revamping of technical education. These he said, were part of what he advocated for years which were mischievously misinterpreted by his opponents. He mentioned the BOST issue and other corrupt practices recorded under the new administration and the unwillingness of leadership to sanction people involved.
Madam Gloria Odeibea, on her part, narrated the painful ordeal she and other traders at Kwame Nkrumah Circle go through since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) left office. Speaking with tears raided eyes, she pleaded that the former President offer himself as candidate for the NDC in the next election.
Others who were spotted in NPP T- shirts refused to speak to journalists around but participated fully in all the activities including chanting for the return of the former President.