Politics of Tuesday, 19 June 2012
The Right Reverend Dr. Daniel Yinkah Sarfo, Anglican Bishop for Kumasi, has appealed to all political actors to uphold the values of fair play to stave off needless tension ahead of the December general polls.
They should play by the rules of the game to ensure free, transparent and credible elections, whose outcome would be accepted by all parties.
The Rt Rev Dr. Yinkah Sarfo, who is the Chairman of the Local Council of Christian Churches, was interacting with a section of the media after the monthly prayer session of the Council in Kumasi.
He invited his colleague church leaders to help not only their members but the entire population to appreciate the need to be civil and desist from acts that could jeopardize the peace.
The current peace, he said, should not be toyed with and cautioned the media to maintain high standards of professionalism and be more circumspect in their reportage to avoid inflaming passions.
He said the need to ensure that “the country remains peaceful is non-negotiable” and that Christians must continue to fast and pray for this.
Every Ghanaian, irrespective of religious affiliation, political or ethnic differences must unite in their effort to safeguard the prevailing peace and harmony.
The Council has been holding monthly prayers for the smooth conduct of the upcoming presidential and parliamentary polls.**