Clergy advised against poll predictions

Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh(right) briefing  the Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Mr Dave Agbenu

Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh(right) briefing the Editor of the Ghanaian Times, Mr Dave Agbenu

An International evangelist and president of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach, UK, Reverend Dr. Lawrence Tetteh, yesterday urged the Ghanaian clergy to avoid predictions and utterances about the winner of the December 7 polls in Ghana.

“As men of God we must rise up to our responsibility to maintain our respect as spiritual gate-keepers of the land,” he admonished.

God, Rev. Dr. Tetteh said, already knew the winner of the 2016 elections adding that kings and leaders are enthroned by God.

Speaking during a courtesy call on the Editor of The Ghanaian Times, Mr. David Agbenu, in Accra yesterday, Rev. Dr. Tetteh said members of the clergy needed to pray for  peaceful elections devoid of political unrest and tension.

He urged the country’s spiritual leaders to pray for the Elections Commissions (EC) Chairman, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, and the EC staff for God’s wisdom so that they would be fair and firm to all political parties.

“We should not also lose sight of the fact that we need similar prayers for all stakeholders including the National Commission for Civic Education NCCE, the security services and civil society,” Rev. Dr. Tetteh added.

He enjoined the media to be unbiased in their coverage of the electioneering campaign, stressing that journalists as the agenda setters for public discourse should preach hope and unity.

“The usual verbal abuse character assassination, violence and threats should be condemned and not given place in the country’s political arena,” he added.

Rev. Dr. Tetteh,said Ghanaians needed valuable information on economic, social and political issues, to be able to take part in national development.

Mr. Agbenu said it was crucial for ‘men of God’, such as Rev. Dr. Tetteh to add their voice to those calling for peaceful elections.

Mr. Agbenu indicated that the Times was always available to help people articulate their views, especially on issues bothering on peace, stability and progress.

 

By Norman Cooper

 

 

 

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