Eschew political violence in 2016 elections –Pres.

President Mahama

President Mahama

President John Mahama has appealed to Ghanaians to eschew violence ahead of the 2016 general elections because it is God who ordains a leader.

“Our politics should never be about life or death because God in his own wisdom will choose a leader for us.”

President Mahama made the passionate appeal at the Grace Pentecostal branch of the Assemblies of God Church at Effiakuma, in Takoradi in the Western Region yesterday.

He stated; “Even if men of God need prayers then those of us in authority in the secular world even need more prayers because the Bible says we should pray for those in authority so that He will give them divine guidance to be able to do what is right in the sight of God.

“Ghana is the only country that has not suffered civil war. Our nation is favoured, and our nation is great,” he said.

On the economy, the President noted: “Ghana has been recognised in the community of nations and celebrated as the first sub-Saharan African country to have independence but by the 1970s and 1980s, the country fell to the bottom of the pit. Our economy was struggling, there was no light, to make matters worse there was no food.”

However, he said that because of “God’s favour” the country has been able to surmount these challenges.

“God’s favour was on the country and we were able to overcome all that. Ghana is rising again; today we are the fastest growing middle class economy in Africa. Nobody goes to the next door to beg for iced water. In every house, everyone has a TV in his room”.

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