The Suhum Area of The Church of Pentecost has launched the ‘Agents of Peace’ campaign at the L. A. Nyarko Memorial Sanctuary under the theme, “Seek Peace and Pursue it.”
The launch which took place on Sunday, October 25, 2020, brought together several personalities including politicians, the clergy, chiefs, imams, representatives from the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), and the Electoral Commission (EC) in the Suhum Municipality.
In an interview with PENTECOST NEWS, Apostle Anthony Eghan Kwesi Ekuban, the Area Head of Suhum, indicated that the campaign launch was inspired by the Vision 2023 agenda of the Church, which has as its overarching theme, “Possessing the Nations: Transforming every Sphere of Society with Values and Principles of the Kingdom of God.”
Apostle Ekuban further indicated that politics is not a fight but a way of expressing opinions. He urged Ghanaians to be united in the upcoming elections, saying, “At the end of the elections, Ghana should be victorious.”
The Suhum Municipal Director of the NCCE, Mrs. Comfort Asabea, commended The Church of Pentecost for initiating the peace campaign ahead of the elections. She indicated that the interest of Ghana should be above partisanship and that there is the need to seek peace and pursue it before, during, and after the December 7 general elections.
“We need to eschew all forms of electoral violence. The fact that a person belongs to a different political party does not mean he/she is an enemy,” she stressed.
The Assistant Municipal EC Officer, Mrs. Gifty Nyamekye Manteaw, explained the various electoral processes and offenses. Some of the electoral offenses she mentioned are multiple voting, unnecessary interference, displaying political party paraphernalia during the day of election, and impersonation.
There were goodwill messages from the various political parties present pledging their support for a peaceful election.
Report by Samuel Danso