Clergyman urges Ghanaians to ensure violence-free polls

MRr.John Appiah Aidoo (inset),addressing the participants:Seth Osabukle.

MRr.John Appiah Aidoo (inset),addressing the participants:Seth Osabukle.

The La area head of the Church of the Pentecost, Apostle John Appiah Aidoo, has stressed the need for Ghanaians to ensure a violent–free election, by acting as agents of peace before, during and after the upcoming general elections.

“It is our responsibility to maintain peace, be one another’s keeper and exhibit good attitudes by seeking the welfare of others as the elections draw closer,” he said.

Apostle Appiah was speaking at the end of a week-long lay leadership summit by the church in Accra yesterday on the theme “Hearing and obeying the Lord’s voice in my generation”.

The summit, which was attended by about 1,916 lay leaders, educated them on issues concerning Christians in politics, how to build a healthy and vibrant church and discipline in the church among others.

Apostle Aidoo asked the public to tolerate one another, especially during the electioneering, as violence could erupt from simple misunderstanding adding “we have only one Ghana and must not take the peace we enjoy for granted.”

The Reverend Daniel Sackey, the Area Course Co-ordinator, urged Ghanaians to pay heed to the voice of God, saying “Every child of God must be able to hear him and follow his doctrine so as to live right.

He asked the participants to share the knowledge gained with other members of Society.

Samuel Lartey Junior, a participant at the workshop, thanked the church for the initiative, saying “this has been a platform for encouragement because I always thought church participation has got nothing to do with politics and the teachings would help me get closer to God”.

By Linda Naa Dedei Aryeetey & Alimatu Quaye        

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