Spiritual leaders asked to intercede for EC - Evangelist Tetteh
Dr Lawrence Tetteh, a World Renowned Evangelist on Tuesday, called on spiritual leaders to pray fervently for Mrs Charlotte Osei, the Electoral Commissioner and other officials of the Electoral Commission (EC) for the wisdom of God.
There is also the need to intercede on her behalf to get the direction of God to be fair and firm to all political parties, he said.
Dr Tetteh, an Economist and President of the UK based Worldwide Miracle Outreach, was speaking to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, ahead of a three -day Healing Crusade on the theme: 'When the Holy Spirit moves,' in conjunction with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
The crusade is being hosted by the Ga Presbytery Accra and Osu Ebenezer Congregation, from Wednesday, October26 - Friday October 28, at the Osu Ebenezer Presby Park at 6pm each night .
He said there was the need for prayers to be said for all stakeholders like the National Commission on Civic Education and Civil Society to support the EC to discharge its duties as expected.
'I strongly want to admonish the clergy during the December 7 elections to be mindful of their predictions and utterances as to who wins the polls.
'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 of the general election because Kings and Leaders are enthroned by Him.
'Please as Spiritual Leaders avoid predictions that will undermine the facilitation of meaningful elections 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.'
Dr Tetteh also asked the media as the Fourth Realm of the State to play their vital role especially at times such as this and therefore act responsibly and unbiased in their reportage.
'The media must desist from getting drawn into the banter of the politicians, safeguarding your esteemed profession, 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 the message of hope and unity.'
The Lawrence Tetteh Ministries is teaming up with the Presbyterian Church of Ghana to hold the evangelistic and healing crusade comprising prayer, intercession for the nation for a peaceful election and a thanksgiving service.
'In thanking God for this collaboration over the years, I wish to acknowledge the role of the press in supporting my outreach programmes and series of crusades in Ghana and beyond.
'I must hasten to add that the media has also provided valuable information on economic, social and political issues to assist the public make informed decisions, thereby contributing to the development and sustainability of democracy in our nation, Ghana.
'Today I have multiple tasks to perform. First, I want to thank the leadership of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana for the honour done me, for inviting me as the main speaker to this great programme. Even though we have worked together over the years I do not take these invitations for granted.
'I also want to use this opportunity to address a number of issues of concern, especially as we approach the December 7 Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
'We have to remind ourselves that instead of allowing the enemy to divide us, we should find a common platform to unite and to be mindful that our three main parties namely: the National Democratic Congress (NDC), New Patriotic Party (NPP) and Conventions Peoples Party (CPP) have all been in power before.
'Unfortunately, the usual verbal abuse, use of intemperate language, character assassination, vain promises, violence and threats and the culture of insults that precedes our past elections have taken centre stage once again. The onus lies on all off us to cease discrediting our leaders; political, religious and traditional in the name of politics
'Though our Political leaders and citizenry speak about peace, our actions clearly show that we do not 'walk the talk'. Insults do not win elections. What wins elections is good leadership, social matters and good governance. I am therefore appealing to President John Dramani Mahama, Flag bearer of the NDC, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo, of the NPP and Mr Ivor Greenstreet, of the CPP and all other Political leaders to ensure that their followers 'walk the talk.'
Dr Tetteh said: 'Ghana is for all and not the preserve of a select few. It is therefore the collective responsibility of the people of Ghana to present a massive united front to promote peace and welfare of our beloved country
'We must note that peace and leadership comes from God and therefore we must allow Godly aspirations to guide our behaviour before, during, and after the elections.'
Dr Tetteh urged the citizenry not to allow politics to undermine the hard won credibility of our political leaders, religious leaders and traditional leaders.