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Parties Urged To Work Towards Peaceful Elections

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Mr John Alexander Ackon, has reminded Christians to renew their responsibility of praying for the peace of the nation and its leaders as the country prepares for elections this year.

Mr Ackon  expressed optimism that Ghana would survive and come out victorious in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, but added:“ Let us remember that the battle for peace is not yet over and it will take our prayers to ensure free and fair elections on December 7,” he added.

Tarry Camp

Mr Ackon was addressing the National Prophetic Conference Tarry Camp organised by the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) in Kumasi on the theme: “The overcoming Power of the last days.”

The conference is one of the major prayer festivals on the church’s calendar aimed at thanking God for His faithfulness, providence and protection over the church and the nation as a whole.

The event was attended by congregations from the northern sector of the country, the Ashanti, Northern, Western, Upper West and Upper East regions, and was aimed at seeking the face of God and praying for blessings for the Church and the nation.

Mr Ackon urged Ghanaians to let the power and the Grace of God shine in them, wait on Him in all situations and remain steadfast in the Lord.

He commended the National Executive Council of the CACI for organising the conference, which he said called on Christians to rededicate their lives to God.

Accept election results

Apostle Dr Stephen Kwame Amoani, the Chairman of the CACI, appealed to the political parties to work towards peaceful elections and also accept the election results to ensure national unity and peaceful co-existence.

“We are the people of one nation and, therefore, we must seek to promote peace at all times and in all endeavours, Apostle Amoani added.

Touching on the church in Ghana, Apostle Amoani asked ministers of the gospel to be deeply concerned about the negative developments in God’s house because the results would bring an attack on the church and the persecution of individual Christians.

“There is a rising wave of ridicule, harassment of our faith and other atrocities because most Christians of today have allowed their priorities to be mixed up and compromised.

“It behoves us to remain focused and ensure that we do all things possible not to make the church fall into apostasy,” Apostle Amoani added.

Continue praying

In a speech read on his behalf, the Bantamahene, Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI,  praised the church’s intervention and prayers for the nation, especially when Ghanaians were preparing for elections.

He urged Christians to continue praying during and after the elections to ensure a successful electioneering and a peaceful voting process.

The Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr Antwi Bosiako, and a team from his party, also joined the congregation to pray for peaceful elections.

The former Chairman of the Church, Apostle Michael Nimo, led the congregation to pray for the nation and her leaders and national prosperity.

Topics discussed at the one-week conference, attended by thousands of worshippers, included “signs of the last days, understanding the present times, overcoming the last days affliction through prayers of faith and upholding the believer’s light of success.”

 

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