The former President John Dramani Mahama has commiserated with the family of the late Upper East Regional Chief Imam, Alhaji Shiekh Tahir Saeed.
Speaking at the residence of the late Imam, Former President John Mahama explained that he received the news of the passing of Alhaji Tahir Saeed with immense pain and shock.
Unfortunately, according to the former President, he was not in the country and so could not immediately go to console the family in their time of despair.
“I was shocked that a few months after I was with for that function, I heard that our friend, our brother, our father Alhaji Tahir had passed away. Unfortunately, I was out of the country so I sent a delegation to the funeral. In our culture, even if you are not there when you come back, it is your duty to come to greet the family.”
“If I am here this morning, it is to pay our respect, greet the family, share our condolences with the family for the passing of Alhaji Tahir. May God grant him peaceful rest.”
The former President, John Mahama continued to pray for the rest of the Muslim Ummah explaining that “so that it is not that anytime we come here, we are coming to greet a funeral but we are coming to greet you and celebrate the Prophet Muhammed [SAW].”
The former President was accompanied by the National Chairman of the NDC, Samuel Ofosu Ampofo and other national and regional executives of the party.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana