Mr. John Alexander Ackon, Ashanti Regional Minister, has expressed optimism that Ghana will survive and come out victorious in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.
He, therefore, reminded Christians of their responsibility to pray for the peace of the nation and its leaders as the country went into election.
“There is no doubt that the peace we enjoy as a nation is due to the grace of God and the unceasing intercession of the saints of God. Let us remember that the battle for peace is not yet over and it will take our prayers to ensure free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7,” he added.
Mr. Ackon was addressing the one-week long National Prophetic Conference organised by the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI), in Kumasi, It had the theme: ‘The overcoming power of the last days’.
The event, attended by the congregation from the northern sector of the country comprising the Ashanti, Northern, Western Upper West and Upper East regions was aimed at seeking the face of God and pray for blessings.
Mr. Ackon challenged Ghanaians to let the power and the Grace of God shine in them, wait on him in all situations and remain steadfast in the Lord.
He commended the National Executive Council of the CACI for organising the conference which he said called on Christians to rededicate their lives to God.
Apostle Dr. Stephen Kwame Amoani, Chairman of the CACI appealed to the political parties to work towards a peaceful election and also accept the election results to ensure national unity and peaceful co-existence.
“We are the people of one nation and therefore we must seek to promote peace at all times and in all endeavors,” Apostle Amoani added.
Touching on the church in Ghana, Apostle Amoani asked ministers of the gospel to be deeply concerned about the negative developments in God’s house.
“There is a rising wave of ridicule, harassment of our faith and other atrocities because most Christians of today have allowed their priorities to be mixed up and compromised.
He therefore called on the ministers of the church to remain focused and ensure that they do all things possible not to make the church fall into apostasy, Apostle Amoani added.
In a speech read on his behalf, Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI, Bantamahene, praised the church’s intervention and prayers for the nation especially when Ghanaians are preparing to go for elections.
The Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party, Mr. Antwi Bosiako also joined the congregation to pray for a peaceful election.
Apostle Michael Nimo, former Chairman of the Church led the congregation to pray for the nation and her leaders.
Issues discussed at the one week conference attended by thousands of worshipers included signs of the last days, understanding the present times, overcoming the last days affliction through prayers of faith and upholding the believer’s light of success.