Musa Tarawally yesterday told the leadership of the PPRC that his use of “Allah is one” on billboards was divine; obviously sending a message to leaders who rule through the shrines.
He said development cannot be separated nor detached from spiritual leadership.
“The CDP as a political party will abide to PPRC’s rule, but as the presidential candidate of the party, I will at all not preach politics in the absence of spirituality- God first,” Musa self-righteously said.
Following a statement as put out by the Political Parties Registration Commission under the leadership of Justice Patrick Omolada Hamilton, Imams countrywide have named and shamed the latter for preaching religious hate.
This has come shortly after Chairman Hamilton signed a Press Statement, demanding that the Citizens Democratic Party (CDP) put down all campaign posters bearing the inscription “Allah is one”
The PPRC Press Release had likened “Allah is one” to terrorism and depicted the picture of the CDP Presidential Candidate, Musa Tarawally as similar to signs as used by the ISIS.
Meanwhile, the United Council of Imams has condemned the statement of PPRC andthat of Justice Patrick Hamilton, stating, however, that liking the phrase “Allah is one”to terrorism is completely out of place and of course a pejorative statement against Muslims and the Islamic belief.
Other Muslims across the country viewed the statement of PPRC as but an affront to Islam, as according to them, there is nowhere in the PPRC Act and the constitution of Sierra Leone that rendered the use of “Allah is one” as intolerance.
They say PPRC must equally also stop the ruling APC party in their use of the slogan “Tolongbo,” which to them depict tribalism.
They further demanded an unreserved apology from Justice Hamilton and the PPRC for the unfortunate statement made against Muslims
It could be recalled that Justice Hamilton was amongst the five judges who handed down a shameful Supreme Court judgment that the President has the power to sack the elected Vice President, Alhaji Chief Samuel Sam Samuna, a decision that the recent ECOWAS court ruling had referred to as ‘illegal, null and void.’
That it was as a result of such a disappointing judicial mishap that after his retirement, he (Justice Hamilton) was compensated with the current job at the PPRC.