Renowned evangelist and President of the Worldwide Miracle Outreach Dr. Lawrence Tetteh has admonished the clergy in Ghana to desist from predicting the winner of the upcoming December 7, polls.
According to the charismatic preacher, it is not the duty of pastors to predict results of elections, adding that could amount to the usurpation of the electoral commission’s mandate.
“I strongly want to admonish the clergy of Ghana during this election year to be mindful of their predictions and utterances as to who wins the December 7th 2016 elections. As Men of God we must rise up to our responsibility to maintain our respect as Spiritual Gate-keepers of the land. God already knows the winner because Kings and Leaders are enthroned by God.
Please avoid predictions so we can have a meaningful election devoid of political tension and unrest. As Spiritual leaders, our core responsibility is to pray for our leaders and the nation and NOT to predict elections results. That is the work of the EC.
“I will also call on our spiritual leaders to pray fervently for the electoral commission especially Mrs. Charlotte Osei, the Electoral Commissioner for the wisdom of God and direction to be fair and firm to all political parties and also to pray for all stakeholders that support her and the EC in discharging its duties; the EC staff, the NCCE, the Security Services and our Civil Society,” Dr. Tetteh noted in a statement Tuesday .
He also urged to be responsible in their reportage ahead of the polls.
“Now to the media, I have no doubt that you are fully aware of the vital role you play in the country especially at times such as this.
I would plead with you to be responsible and unbiased in your reportage and desist from getting drawn into the banter of the politicians, safeguarding your esteemed profession and your love for Ghana should be your guiding principle.
I am also calling on the press and the media houses to ensure their GATE-KEEPING ROLE to get the right agenda for our nation to be united with message of HOPE and UNITY”.