By Lydia Kukua Asamoah, GNA
Accra, Dec. 07, GNA-The Reverend Dr. Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, said violence and destructions are marks of the devil, and and asked Ghanaians to shun violence during the election period.
“I want to beg you that don’t allow the devil to use you during this election. If you have strength this is not the time to show physical strength. At this time, we are using our brains to go and vote”, he said.
Quoting the scripture in John 10 verse 10, Rev. Dr. Mante said it was only the devil that came to “steal, to kill and to destroy”, therefore, all must endeavour to walk away from those “evil tendencies”.
In his Sunday sermon, which was also dedicated to prayer for the nation, and the Electoral Commission (EC) for peace and tranquillity ahead of the election, Rev. Dr. Mante said: “Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil, and your lips from telling lies, turn from evil and do good, seek peace and pursue it” (Psalm 34 verse 12 to 14).
He said for the sake of all Ghanaian children and their future, there was the need to protect the peace of the nation during and after the Presidential and Parliamentary elections.
The Moderator said there could not be any development in the country without peace, adding, people must be wise to sustain Ghana’s peace, which had become the admiration of most countries.
He appealed to all to accept results declared by the EC, and that should any political party or candidates had a problem with the results, they should go to the law court for redress.
“We pray and trust that this election will be very peaceful”, Rev Dr. Mante said, adding “…to enjoy peace, let’s be peacemakers.”