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General News Sat, 22 Oct 2016

Politics is not evil – Clergyman

Reverend Kwadwo Antwi Boateng, Second Minister of the Wesley Methodist Cathedral in Sunyani has said that politics is not evil and urged Christians to actively involve themselves in it.

He said by doing so, Christians would be helping to bring Christ-like attitude to bear on the people and contribute their valuable quota for effective nation-building.

Rev Antwi Boateng gave the advice in an interview with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani on Friday.

He said the notion that politics is a dirty game is wrong and scares potential politicians and Christians away from politics, which affects the nation’s development.

He said Christians should not feel reluctant to take up political positions and help in the socio-economic development of the country.

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“As Christians, we should be bold to take up political careers and bring our Christ-like attitudes, behaviours and principles to bear positively on all spheres of our national lives,” he said.

Rev Antwi Boateng described politics as only a means of ensuring good governance and total societal transformation, but not an evil endeavour.

He appealed to Ghanaians, particularly Christians, to pray fervently for a peaceful election on December 7, 2016.

“As we pray and hope for a peaceful and successful polls, let’s as go about the electioneering campaign with utmost circumspection, by guarding our utterances and desist from politics of insults.

“We cannot pray for peace, and behave otherwise because heaven helps those who help themselves,” Rev Antwi Boateng said.

Source: GNA
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