Politics of Monday, 26 November 2012
Very Reverend Father Joseph Ernest Arthur, the St Francis de Sales Cathedral Administrator on Sunday called on Ghanaians to vote for a leader with the right qualities to rule the country.
He said the time had come for Ghanaians to allow God who is the maker of heaven and earth to select the right leader to rule the country, stressing that “it is the Lord who make rulers and leaders”.
Fr Arthur was delivering a sermon at the Solemnity of Christ the King and the Feast of Corpus Christi, which was jointly celebrated by the St Francis de Sale cathedral, Our Lady of Apostle’s (OLA) and Amanful St Joseph parishes at the Holy Child school park.
The feast of Christ the King is celebrated a week before Advent which signifies the kingship and kingdom of Christ Jesus on earth and it also allow Catholics to renew their faith in the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.
Fr Arthur said the difference between the Kingship of Jesus and that of earthly kingship is that Jesus’ leadership was predicted, presented, proclaimed and universal whiles earthly kingship is restricted to a particular jurisdiction and called on political leaders to always endeavour to be truthful and faithful to their followers.
He said in this crucial time of the elections, political party leaders should be mindful of what they tell the electorate, stressing that if their campaigns were not properly conducted it could spark trouble.
Fr Arthur urged all to continue to pray for the nation and all political leaders to ensure that the December polls were conducted in a peaceful and incident free atmosphere and that all should also accept the leader that God would select for the Country.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, Presidential Candidate of the Progressive people’s party (PPP) who joined in the celebration called on the people of Cape Coast to massively vote for him in the December polls.
He also used the occasion to donate GH¢10, 000 to the St Peter’s major Seminary to assist the school buy a bus.