From Naabenyin Joojo Amissah
Meanwhile, Rev. Kingsley Appiagyei says Ghanaians should endeavour to showcase their uniqueness to the world through a successful general election in December.
He said Ghanaians cannot afford to lose their highly won reputation in the world, as a beacon of hope on the continent of Africa, as far as the conduct of successful elections is concerned.
Rev. Appiagyei stated this on the side lines of a donation event organised by his church at Dutch Komenda in the Komenda Edina Eguafo Abrem Municipality in the Central Region
“There is only one Ghana. We must understand that our destiny is in our own hands and rise above election violence,” he counselled. He added that no matter the number of political parties that will contest in an election, only one will win.
He, therefore, charged politicians to accept the outcome of the fourth coming elections in good faith, and not engage in acts that could easily destroy the country.
He also appealed to Ghanaians in general to ensure that the country will still remain a unified before, during and after the elections, through a high sense of political tolerance.
Come December 7, Ghanaians will go to the polls to elect their president and members of Parliament.
This will bring to seven the number of times Ghanaians will be electing a president through the use of the ballot paper since 1992, when the country returned to civilian rule.
Democracy, as a means of electing leaders on the continent of Africa, has devastated many countries, forced thousands of people to seek asylum, while others have become refugees due to the concomitant effects of post-election violence.
However, the outcomes of the previous six elections held in Ghana that had brought four different leaders from the two main political parties, namely, the National Democratic congress and New Patriotic Party, have been generally successful and peaceful.
The world will be looking up to Ghana this year, as the country goes to the polls using democratic means to elect who should steer the affairs of the country for the next four years.
It was in this vein that Rev. Kingsley Appiagyei made the passionate call. In all, about two thousand five hundred individuals from around Dutch Komenda benefited from the donation and health screening exercise. The cost was estimated at about GH¢18,000.