Anglican Bishop tells Christians to participate in politics
Christians have been advised to actively participate in the country’s political process, and elect people with integrity and high moral values as leaders to enhance the development of the country.
They have also been cautioned to reject people who incite violence with the evil agenda to divide the country along religious and ethnic lines for their political agenda.
The Right Reverend Bishop Jacob Kofi Ayeebo, made the appeal at his enthronement and installation as the Diocesan Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Tamale on Sunday.
He was installed by the Right Reverend Abraham K. Ackah, Anglican Bishop of the Wiawso Diocese.
Bishop Ayeebo, who was born in 1960 and joined the Christian faith in 1976, served as assembly member for Bawku West District, Chairman, Bawku Naaba Educational Endowment Fund, Chairman, Board of Governors, Clinical Health Training School, Bolgatanga and acted as Chairperson of several rural banks.
Bishop Ayeebo urged the people to remain: “Prayerful, united and unprovocative in our language during the period of campaign and elections to ensure free, fair and transparent elections to preserve the peace of Ghana”.
Bishop Ayeebo reminded Ghanaians that the philosopher Plato said: “The penalty that good men pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by men worse than themselves”.
He urged people to come out in their numbers and register in the biometric registration exercise in March and in the General Election in December to: “Elect people who have subjected themselves to the rule of Christ’s Kingdom”.
Dignitaries at the ceremony included, Mr Cletus Avoka, Majority leader in Parliament and Mr Mark Woyongo, Upper East Regional Minister, who is also acting Northern Regional Minister.