Election campaign must be susbstantive on issues – Church

The Anglican Diocese of Kumasi has asked the political parties and their supporters to engage in a more healthy election campaign, substantive on issues to aid voters to make the right decision on voting day.

It should not be about vile personal attacks and peddling untruths about their opponents.

This was contained in a communique issued by the diocesan church at the end of its 18th synod and signed by the Primate and Archbishop of the Church of the Province of West Africa, the Most Reverend Professor Daniel Yinkah-Sarfo.

“Repositioning our diocese for effective holistic ministry and growth” was the theme for the four-day conference held at the Diocesan Retreat and Spiritual Renewal Centre in Nkawie in the Atwima-Nwabiagya District.

The church said, it was important for all to be patriotic – put the nation ahead of any other interest to sustain the peace.

It asked that the Electoral Commission (EC), as referee of the coming elections “should remain patently neutral, fair and focused in the elections”.

Christians and other faith groups should also continue to pray for violent-free election so that “we can continue to enjoy peace in our country.”

The church said under no circumstances should the people allow partisan politics to divide them, indicating that “Ghana is bigger than any political party or individual”.

It underlined the need for the church to give voice and hope to the poor and the vulnerable. GNA

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