Yendi prays for peaceful elections
A non-denominational thanksgiving service has been held at Yendi for the coming elections and peace in Dagbon.
The gathering prayed for the President, Ministers of state, members of parliament and traditional authorities.
Most Rev Vincent-Sowah Boi-Na, the Catholic bishop of Yendi, said as the country was approaching crucial national presidential and parliamentary elections in December 2012, there was the need for every Christian to pray for the nation.
He said it was important to realize that the coming elections did not necessitate the beating of war drums, wielding of dangerous weapons and the use of inflammatory language adding that it was an election for peace, justice, harmony, upholding the sacredness of life and protecting the dignity and the right of every individual.
Bishop Boi Nai said it behooves on every citizen to make a conscious effort to protect the relative peace in the country and to help accelerate its development of process.
Mr Issah Zakaria, the Yendi Municipal Chief Executive, said it was unfortunate that when the various Metropolitan, Municipal and District Security councils are making efforts to sustain peace in the communities, some people are still bent on fomenting trouble.
He commended the Yendi Local Council of Churches for the efforts they are making to sustain the peace in the municipality.
He appealed to both Christians and Moslems to continue with their fasting and intercessory prayers saying there is still tension in some communities.
Mr Zakaria said everyone would account for their deeds whether good or bad on the Day of Judgment so it is better they do what is right for peace to prevail.