[www.inewsguyana.com] – APNU+AFC Presidential Candidate Brigadier David Granger and Prime Ministerial Candidate Moses Nagamootoo along with other Coalition leaders, on Thursday April 23, met with prominent representatives of the Islamic Community in Guyana.
The group which included members of the Anna Catherina Islamic Complex- ACIC, and other religious leaders, outlined a list of concerns facing the Muslim community in Guyana.
A press release from the coalition said that during the meeting, the Muslim leaders signaled their endorsement of the APNU+AFC coalition. The Islamic leaders stated that it was time to put an end to the moral decay of society and for the development of Guyana to have a human face.
“In endorsing the APNU+AFC, the Muslim leaders noted that Guyana needed a fresh start, and that people were placing great expectation in the APNU+AFC. Some of the issues raised included rampant crime, corruption, governance and the moral decay of the society,” the release noted.
In a press release, Brigadier Granger said one of the primary missions of the Coalition is the achievement of National Unity. Granger said, “Many of our problems will be solved if we can achieve national unity,” according to the release.
Granger assured the gathering that their concerns would be addressed by an APNU+AFC in government and promised that his administration would maintain contact with the religious community.
According to the release, the APNU+AFC Prime Ministerial Candidate Moses Nagamootoo in his remarks said that much had gone wrong in Guyana.
“Guyana is a pleural Society and all are entitled to co-exist.” Nagamootoo said that the Islamic community must be a partner if the country was to recover from the current moral decay; “the Islamic community must help, if we are to recover lost values.”
Some of the prominent Islamic leaders who attended were Raheema Rahaman, Hakeem Khan, ReyazHusein, Fazil Azeez, Hakim Khan and Fazal Ali.