The Head Pastor of Mount Herob Victorious Church Rev. Benjamin Oppong has stated that the just-ended District Assembly elections in some parts of the country should serve as a case study for the electoral commission, the security agencies, and the general public as well because what happened during and after the election is not acceptable.
Speaking on Plan B FM’s late afternoon show EBAANOSEN hosted by Ohene Kinnah, Rev. Oppong stressed that Ghana’s democracy has grown past such errors that could bring chaos int the country.
“If this error repeats itself in the 2024 general election, it could cause serious mayhem in the country, so the EC should put proper measures in place to avoid such occurrences that can wreck the nation’s peace in 2024.”
Meanwhile, the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), Rt Rev. Dr Abraham Nana Opare-Kwakye has urged the Electoral Commission (EC) to conduct the 2024 general election in a free and fair manner.
This, he said, would help sustain the peace and democracy of the country.
Abetifi in the Kwahu East District in the Eastern Region last Saturday (December 16), the Moderator said it was important for the EC to deliver clean electoral results so that everybody, especially political leaders, would be satisfied and would not resort to any actions that could disturb the peace of the country.
Rt. Rev. Dr. Opare-Kwakye called on Ghanaians, especially Christians, to pray for the peaceful conduct of the 2024 general election.
He said although previous elections in the Fourth Republic had been generally peaceful, current circumstances demanded fervent prayers for the next elections to once again end peacefully.
The PCG established its first congregation at Abetifi in 1876 to spread its mission in the Kwahu area after which many congregations were subsequently set up.
It was later upgraded to the status of a Presbytery 50 years ago when it was carved out from the mother Akyem-Kwahu Presbytery to respond to the growth of the church in the area.
The event, held on the theme: “50 Years of Glorious Mission in Christ, The Past, The Present, and the Future”, was attended by top clergymen, the laity, some traditional rulers, politicians, and top businessmen.
Rt Rev. Dr Opare-Kwakye said Ghana was undergoing democratic changes of which a general election had to be conducted every four years as such all the political parties should play their expected roles concerning making the elections peaceful.
He expressed the hope that since Ghana was a united country, next year’s elections would be, as usual, peaceful to set an example for other countries to follow.
About the development of the PCG, he said it had grown since its establishment in the country over a century ago.
He said although the Basel Missionaries from Europe introduced the church in Ghana of which many Africans were converted, the Africans played a significant role in assisting the Basel Missionaries in planting churches and ensuring their development and growth not only in Ghana but Africa as a whole.
The Chairman of the Kwahu Presbytery, Rev. Enoch Kofi Obuobi, traced the history of the church in the Kwahu area since its establishment in 1876 based on the report of the Basel Missionary, the late Rev. Fritz Ramseyer, to Basel about the mission upon which the church established its foothold in the area.