Rev. Wumbei cautions Politicians against violence
By: Edmond Gyebi, Tamale
The Head Pastor of the Choggu Assemblies of God Church, Tamale, Rev. Issahaku Wumbei has called on politicians and the various political parties to strongly uphold the peace and democracy in Ghana and exercise decorum, circumspection and tolerance in their campaigning activities.
According to him, in spite of the massive prayer intercessions by religious bodies, Ghana would still be plunged into chaos in the 2012 elections, if politician fail to respect the laws of the land and also tolerate opposing views from their opponents.
“The tension associated with the ongoing biometric voters registration exercise, was enough to inform all Ghanaians about how events could be, during the election proper”.
Rev. Issahaku Wumbei was speaking at the 2012 Easter Convention of the Tamale West District Assemblies of God Church, which was under the theme: “Walking in the Spirit”.
Several hundreds of believers including Reverend Ministers who formed part of the convention could not hide their joy for the resurrection of Jesus Christ, but danced to song ministrations by the church choir.
The Reverend Minister declared that, Easter was the period God reconciled mankind to himself through the blood of Jesus. He therefore entreated Christians to rededicate their lives and allow the death and the resurrection of Jesus Christ to transform their way of life.
According to him, the only way Christians could show their appreciation to God for offering his only begotten son as a lamb for their salvation was to live a consecrated and righteous lifestyles and as well go all out to propagate the gospel of Christ.
He said the resurrection of Christ was a symbol of peace, love, unity and forgiveness; and thus called on Christians to lead lives worthy of emulation.
Rev. Issahaku Wumbei also entreated Christians and for that matter Ghanaians to avail themselves to the word of God to ensure peace, social and economic transformation in their lives. He however asked all members of the Assemblies of God Church to go for the Biometric Voters Registration to enable them exercise their franchise in December 2012.
Urging the youth of the Church to completely stay out of any form of violence in the voters registration exercise, Rev. Wumbei also called for peace and tranquility during and after the elections.
He appealed to the Security Agencies to remain firm, resolute and neutral throughout the electioneering period to ensure total peace in all the 10 regions of Ghana.
However, the Choggu Assemblies of God Church used the Convention to pray for Ghana, the Presidency, Ministers of state and other persons in authority for heavenly wisdom that would propel them to lead the country into another peaceful election.
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