The People’s Liberation Party (PLP) has presented 50 bags of 25kg rice and a cow to the National Muslims Council of Liberia (NMCL) for the celebration of Abraham’s Day by Muslims in Montserrado County.
Presenting the cow and rice, the Chairman of the PLP, Wilmot Paye described the gesture as a “little token” intended to show love and appreciation of the works and prayers Muslims continue to render to Allah for their fellow citizens and the nation as a whole.
He noted that the PLP recognizes that unity remains indispensable for national healing and reconciliation in Liberia.
According to him, the party was established to unify Liberians, regardless of status, religion, political and social affiliation.
Paye stated: “This is part of our party’s policy to always identify with the Islamic and other religious communities. We are one people and one country and our Political Leader recognizes that. This is not just for the purpose of giving, but it is a moral and institutional obligation.”
According to him, this is the PLP’s way of identifying with the Muslim community in support of national unity, solidarity and fostering of religious rights and freedom during this year’s Abraham’s Day celebration.
Responding to the donation, the Chairman of the National Muslim Council of Liberia (NMCL), Sheikh Mansary commended the PLP and its Political Leader Dr. Daniel E. Cassell for the gesture.
He said religious tolerance is very important in every society and therefore commended the party for showing that Liberians are all one family.
The Muslim leader went on to stress that betterment of the nation depends on the shoulders of every citizen, thus stating the need for peace, unity and reconciliation.
Mansary admonished Muslims not to allow politicians divide them for personal gain, while at the same time commending Dr. Cassell and the PLP for the gesture.
Meanwhile, in his Abraham’s Day message, the PLP Political Leader, Dr. Daniel E. Cassell urged Liberian Muslims to use their time of fasting and praying in observance of this year’s Eidul al-Adha (Abraham’s Day) to pray for Allah to provide a good and patriotic national leader for the country and its people in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.
He said for too long, Liberia has been lacking good leaders at the national level who will prioritize and seek the best interest and wellbeing of their people.
He added that Liberian Muslims should use this time to render fast and prayers and cry upon Allah to intervene and address the situation confronting the Liberian people, most of who are already impoverished and the post-conflict nation which remains faced with numerous challenges.
Dr. Casell: “As you observe this year’s Eidul Adha (Abraham’s Day), I ask that you kindly continue to render prayers to Allah for His interventions, guidance, and protection upon the lives of all Liberians, visitors, and foreign dignitaries during this historic Covid-19 pandemic.”
As stated by Dr. Cassell, the PLP believes that the socio-economic liberation and development of Liberia primarily lies in the ability of the citizens to tolerate each other and work to strengthen the bonds and foster peace and development.