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President should make peaceful elections mandatory

Senior Apostle Anthony Ahenkan, General Overseer of Emmanuel Salvation Church, has called on President John Dramani Mahama, to consider how far the good Lord has brought him by ensuring free and fair elections on December 7.


He said it was the Lord who made him Vice President on January 7, 2009 and eventually the Head of State; hence the need to show gratitude to Him by making sure that there is no needless tension and bloodshed.


Apostle Ahenkan made the call in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Accra at the weekend.


“The President should know that it was God who made him the leader of Ghana, and whether Ghanaians appreciate what he has achieved or not, he should focus on the Lord and ensure that it was during his era that there was another peaceful general election.


“He should not allow material considerations or political authority to cloud his mind and should rather think about the larger interest of Ghana,” he said.


 Quoting Daniel 2: 21- 22, he said it is God who changes the times and the epochs. He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to men of understanding. It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him.


Apostle Ahenkan also called on Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo- Addo, the Presidential Candidate of the New Patriotic Party and other opposition political parties that God knows their mindset in seeking political power and it is within the authority of the Almighty to grant them victory in the 2016 general election.


He said Nana Akufo – Addo should make sure it that was his time as leader of the main opposition party that Ghana had incident- free elections.


He said the media and security personnel are major stakeholders in Election 2016 and should therefore stick to professionalism by avoiding partisan interests that could lead to bloody shed and undermine the presidential and parliamentary elections.


Apostle Ahenkan said the Electoral Commission (EC) should also play the rules by being the true referee to facilitate firmness and fairness to all.


He said as a very powerful institution, the EC holds the key to undisputable and violent free elections.


He noted that everything that has a beginning has an end, and so every leader bad or good would have an expiry date one day.


“No political party would be in power for life. Whether four years or eight years, the end would come.


“The electorate should therefore be mindful of the value of their lives, which is greater than the tenure of office of the political parties of their choice.


“Every Ghanaian should therefore comport him or herself before, during, and after the elections in order not to shorten their lives through political violence.”


Apostle Ahenkan said what every politician should know is that the country and the people belong to God hence the need for them to hold them sacred.


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