Former President Jerry John Rawlings on Tuesday said Ghana owes its stability to the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osman Nuhu Sharubutu.
According to the former President, the wisdom evoked by the National Chief Imam whenever he spoke on issues bothering the wellbeing of the country for years sustained the stability being enjoyed currently.
In a tweet celebrating the National Chief Imam’s 100th birthday, Rawlings said: “Sheikh you’re revered across the religious divide for your good leadership, wisdom and strong sense of purpose.
“You remain a significant anchor for the stability we find in our society. You hardly speak but when you do, it evokes only wisdom.”
On his part, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia extolled the virtues of the National Chief Imam.
On his 100th birthday celebration, the calm Islamic cleric has been hailed by Dr. Bawumia as “a splendid human being” who has used his influence to foster unity and peace in Ghana.
“Hundred years in the life of anyone is no mean achievement. In the life of the Chief Imam it is been a real blessing to Ghana,” the vice president said of the man he described as “a mentor”.
Dr. Bawumia in a short video to wish Sheikh Sharubutu a happy birthday, said the latter has been a true representation of peace among Ghanaians.
“He has been an epitome of peace. An epitome of Islam. An epitome of tolerance, humility and kindness. With him as national Chief Imam Ghana continues to be a very peaceful country.
“I’m so happy and honoured to have come to know him as a father, he’s a mentor and his outreach to people from different religions shows the sort of unity Ghana really needs and we should cultivate,” he emphasised.
Dr. Bawumia was full of praise for Sheikh Sharubutu for his religious tolerance.
“He treats everyone equally regardless of tribe, religion and he really is a splendid human being. We really thank God for him and may God continue to bless him and give him long life. 100 is just the beginning and we want to see him live another 100 years,” the vice president stated.
Source: Daily Mail Gh Staff