Political leaders urged to accept election results
The Very Reverend Father Philip Opoku-Nyame, Parish Priest of the Saint Joseph’s Catholic Church at Pankrono, Kumasi, has reminded political leaders to accept to play by the rules to make Election 2012 transparent, fair and credible.
He said it was important that politicians learned useful lessons from the unfortunate events in neighbouring Cote d’Ivoire to avoid any dangerous pitfalls.
The Electoral Commission (EC), Very Rev Father Opoku-Nyame said, should do everything to make sure that problems that bedeviled the district level elections were not repeated.
He said this at a Mass to climax the Easter celebration by the church in Pankrono, Kumasi.
Very Rev Father Opoku-Nyame advised the political parties to desist from using hired thugs to intimidate and harass perceived opponents.
He said Ghana had become the beacon of hope to the rest of Africa and that should inspire all to work hard to strengthen the country’s democratic governance through responsible conduct.
Very Rev Father Opoku-Nyame urged Christians to use the Easter period for self-introspection to see where they might have fallen short and to make amends.
He said they should also pray for peace in all troubled spots of the world.
At the Amakom Saint Paul’s Catholic Church, the Rev Father Stephen Opoku counselled the youth to stay away from acts that could be ruinous to their future.
He asked the people to use the Easter season to unite and to reconcile with God and one another.
He told them not to become obsessed with earthly possession but rather to focus on their salvation.