The Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissh-Arthur has eulogized the late Ameer and leader of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission in Ghana, Maulvi Wahab Adam describing him as a peace loving and hardworking man.
The Vice President who could not help but also reminisce about his encounters with the late Ameer who passed away on Sunday said Maulvi Adam championed both religious and secular issues.
“He was always courteous, charming and a great personality,’’ he said.
He also described the late Wahab Adam as a scholar who was interested in secular education as well as religious education. “… he was also a champion and a guardian in public morality.’’
On behalf of the people of Ghana the Vice President also expressed his condolence to the family and also the entire Ahmadiyya mission.
“We are sad at his lost but grateful that such a person lived among us and worked with us,’’ the Vice President noted.
He further remarked that the good works of Wahab Adam will continue to leave with Ghanaians.
Vice president Amissah Arthur was speaking at the flagstaff house when some members of the Ahmadiyya mission led by the acting Ameer Maulvi Mohammed Bin-Salih paid him a visit to officially inform the government of the passing of the Ameer Maulvi Dr Wahab Adam.
Meanwhile, a book of condolence has been opened at the exhibition hall of the Ahmadiya Muslim Mission in Accra for members of the public to pay tribute to the late Ameer and Missionary in charge of the Ahmadiya Muslim Mission, Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam who died last Sunday at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospitalin Accra.
The late Ameer was described as a peace maker, father and an epitome of national reconciliation.
A Presidential hopeful of the NPP for the 2016 elections, Alan Kyerematen has also described the death of Maulvi Dr. Abdul Wahab Adam as shocking and a sad one.
He said as an Arabic Scholar who endeared himself as a humble leader and man of peace, Maulvi Adam served his nation and religion diligently and would be dearly missed by all persons of peace. In a statement, he joins the entire Ahmadi community and all Ghanaians to mourn the loss of this great man.
Also the 2012 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akuffo Addo said he is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of the Ameer and Missionary-in-Charge of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Mission, Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam.
Nana Addo said the nation is indebted to him for his many years of service and dedication and the profound contribution he made to its spiritual and moral welfare. He said he and Maulvi Wahab Adam had a good personal and working relationship.
He said, as Attorney General, he had the privilege of recommending him to President Kufuor for appointment as a member of the National Reconciliation Commission, which was set up to heal the wounds of the nation after decades of military rule. He said the country has lost a most illustrious son.
Nana Addo expressed sincere condolences and sympathies to the family of the late Maulvi Dr. Wahab Adam and all Ahmadi Muslims across the country and the world.
By: Evans Effah/citifmonline.com/Ghana