Vote according to your conscience- Anglican Bishop

The Anglican Bishop of Koforidua, Right Reverend Francis Benjamin Quashie, has asked voters to be guided by their conscience in the choice they make on election day.

He said it was important to critically examine the election message of the various political parties and to judge correctly.

They should convince themselves that leaders elected were selfless, competent and genuinely committed to the promotion of the socio-economic progress of the country, he added.

Bishop Quashie said this when he spoke on the sidelines of the 12th diocesan synod of the church in Koforidua.

“Servant leaders: a key ingredient of transformational leadership” was the theme for the event.

He said Ghanaians should avoid the mistake of voting for self-seekers – people interested only in themselves, their cronies and party members but not the common good of the population.

He noted that the nation had been blessed with enormous resources and said what was preventing the people from enjoying optimal benefits from these resources was bad leadership.

He reminded everybody to act responsibly to make the election peaceful and successful.

Mrs. Mavis Ama Frimpong Gati, the Eastern Regional Minister, who opened the conference, appealed to the church to use its tremendous influence to educate Ghanaians to denounce political violence.

Faith leaders, she said should use every opportunity to talk people out of intolerance and inflammatory rhetoric.

She commended the Anglican Church for its contribution to the development of the country.

GNA

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