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Religion Wed, 3 Sep 2008

Christians urged to promote unity during elections

Koforidua, Sept. 3, GNA- Reverend Barima Appiah-Dankwa, Nsukwao District Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, has urged Christians to promote unity before, during and after the 2008 Election. He said disturbing events that occurred during the just ended voters' registration exercise, and other reported cases of political violence in some parts of the country should be a matter of concern to all Christians.

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Rev. Appiah-Dankwa was delivering a sermon at a thanksgiving service to climax the 10th anniversary celebration of the Presbyterian Church at Anlo Town, in Koforidua. Preaching under the theme, "Let us walk in the light of the Lord", the clergyman asked politicians seeking the mandate of the people to rule to walk in the light of the Lord to ensure peace. Rev. Appiah-Dankwa urged Christians to intensify their prayers and to sustain the peace that "the Lord had given the country". He appealed to Church leaders to educate their followers on the need for free, fair and peaceful elections. Rev. Appiah-Dankwa asked all the presidential aspirants to keep to their promises of ensuring peaceful elections, devoid of rancour, conflict and abuses and to obey electoral rules. He urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to ensure a level playing field for all political parties, and to educate the public on rules and regulations governing the polls. Rev Appiah-Dankwa cautioned the youth to avoid being used by self-seeking politicians to cause confusion, conflicts and violence.

Source: GNA