Former Rector of the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, (GIMPA), Prof. Stephen Adei has said Christians have a responsibility in ensuring that any President of Ghana whose actions are not in the best interest of the country is kicked out of power.
According to him, Christians must also be heard commending hardworking Presidents, adding that it is wrong for Christians to shy away from politics.
According to him, it behoves on Christians being the ambassadors of God on earth to ensure that whoever is in power as President, rules the country according to the rules of God which is justice, transparency, integrity and accountability.
Prof. Stephen Adei was speaking at a Lecture at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Logos Congregation, Achimota as part of the Church’s 50th anniversary celebration on the theme: “The Role of the Church in the political dispensation of the country.”
He warned against Pastors openly showing their political party affiliation especially going into the December elections, as that has the potential of ruining the unity of their churches.
“Pastors must not foist Presidential candidates on their church members. They church is made up of sympathizers of the various political party and if this should happen the church will surely be divided which will not help in the spiritual growth of the members.”
Prof. Adei outlined criteria that should guide whom any Christian votes into office as President.
“The candidate must have integrity; we should be sure that when that person becomes a President he’ll be honest with Ghanaians. Again the candidate must have knowledgeable people forming his government. So you ask yourself whether President Mahama is moving this country forward now and the future with his current crop of ministers and those he’ll appoint in the future. Or whether Akufo Addo will do better with a cabinet made up of persons who have a track record of making it in their fields of endevours or whether Papa Kwesi Nduom will do a much better job with his future government. This is what must guide a Christian in electing who becomes our next President.”