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Ghanaian bishop urges prayer for peaceful general elections

Posted on: January 6, 2016 4:48 PM
Ghana's Parliament House - General elections will be held in November for a president and 275 MPs
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[ACNS] The Bishop of Sunyani has called for “incessant prayers” that Ghana will go through “successful and peaceful general elections.” The Rt Revd Dr Festus Yeboah-Asuamah made the comments as he installed four new canons in the diocese, which is situated in the Brong-Ahafo Region in the south of the country. The diocese is in the Anglican Province of West Africa. Two general elections will be held in Ghana on 7 November this year: one to elect a president and another to elect 275 members of parliament.

Dr Yeboah-Asuamah urged Ghanaians to “try as much as possible to tolerate each other and avoid subversive statements that could threaten national peace and cohesion.”

A report by the Ghana News Agency says that Dr Yeboah-Asuamah called 2016 a year of peace, abundant blessings and prosperity, but “it takes prayer for all these blessings to come to reality.”

Earlier, in his Christmas message, Bishop Yeboah-Asuamah called on Ghanaians “to appreciate and glorify God for national peace and stability.” He also called for “love and social cohesion among all Ghanaians irrespective of one’s religious, political and ethnic background.”