Religious leaders urged to remain politically neutral

Rev.Dr.Kwabena Opuni-Frimpong,General Secretary of Christian CouncilReligious leaders and motivational speakers in the country have been urged to be circumspect in their utterances and activities, and remain politically neutral as the country approaches the December 7 polls.

According to the founder and president of RAIN Foundation, Raphaelle Antwi, “Though the church and other faith based organisations believe in quality leadership and governance, their love for any political party should not override their daily duties,” he added.

Mr. Antwi asked religious leaders not to compromise on their effort of helping the youth to make sound and right choices in life.

Speaking in an interview with the Ghanaian Times, in Accra, as part of activities towards the launch of his book titled “No more delays and the under spent currency,” he cautioned churches not depend on politicians for their worth, but to trust in God at all times.

“Though leadership is important to our existence, our success as Christians should not be tied to human leadership but that of God since man can fail but God never fails,” he stressed.

Mr. Antwi appealed to political parties, individuals and organisations to support the Electoral Commission to discharge its mandate faithfully, devoid of influence.

He said “I am confident Ghana will remain united and successful in the upcoming elections but all stakeholders including the church must play their roles effectively for a violent free poll.”

Mr. Antwi noted that the future of the country depended on the youth and advised them to be disciplined and direct their energies into profitable ventures, instead of allowing politicians to use them to cause violence during elections.

By Daniel N. Amparbeng

 

 

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