The National Executive Council of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council on Friday condemned the ethnic-related statement of Mr Kennedy Adjepong, Member of Parliament for Assin North.
The Council also condemned the assault of Ms Ursula Owusu, and other politically-related violent attacks and acts of intimidation taking place in some parts of the country.
A statement signed by Apostle Opoku Onyinah, President of the Council and copied to the Ghana News Agency attributed the causes of confusion in the biometric registration exercise to what members described as the “ordinarily resident clause in our registration regulations and the various interpretations given to the clause”.
“During the rest of the registration exercise, we call on the Electoral Commission to clearly educate the citizens on the meaning of “being ordinarily resident in an area” and the effect there of!”
The statement also attributed some of the confusion to “misguided attempts by sections of the people to manipulate the important national exercise for parochial political gains”.
It called on the police to be more proactive and halt any form of violence during the registration exercise and campaigns towards the elections.
“Those who are arrested must be prosecuted, irrespective of political affiliation or status in the society, “the statement said.
The Council advised the Judiciary to ensure that there is a level playing field for all political activities.
They also called on the media to be circumspect in their reportage during this election year to avoid inflaming political passions.