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Religion of Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Source: GNA

Ghanaians should be envoys of peace - Lawrence Tetteh

Dr Lawrence Tetteh, President of Lawrence Tetteh Ministries (LTM), has asked Ghanaians to be envoys of peace to ensure peaceful presidential and parliamentary elections, on November 7.

“Ghanaians should turn to God for peaceful elections and asked the good Lord to give them righteous leaders since ‘since righteousness exalts a nation.’”

Speaking to Ghana News Agency at the end of a three-day crusade held at the Blackstars Square in Accra at the weekend, he stressed: “Sin is a reproach to a nation. When the righteous rules the people rejoice.”

It was organised in collaboration with LTM and the Diocesan Bishop of Methodist Church, Ghana; Right Reverend Dr Samuel Kofi Osabutey.

The event was patronised by personalities like Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, Mr Julius Debrah, Chief of Staff and Mr Edwin Nii Lante Vandepuje, Minister of Youth and Sports.

Leading political leaders such as Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo, Presidential Candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP), also attended the crusade and used the platform to advocate peaceful elections.

Dr Tetteh also President and Founder of UK-based Worldwide Miracle Outreach, said prayer is key to national peace and stability since “a prayerless nation is a powerless nation”.

He said people should not hide behind politics to destroy peoples hard won careers and credibility.

He noted that although Ghana could boast of a cream of politicians, it is obvious that only National Democratic Congress or NPP could win Election 2016.

He said it is therefore necessary for President John Dramani Mahama, who is seeking re-election and Nana Akufo-Addo to be circumspect in their choice of words.

“Our leaders should put Ghana first in their agenda. Every Ghanaian should also shy away from the culture of insults.”

This he said would promote political sustenance to promote development and facilitate the improvement of the quality of the living standards of the citizenry.

“The nations should not lose sight that it is the hands of God that is sustaining the nation.

Dr Tetteh said leaders are appointed by God and referred to the late Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, who was imprisoned yet led Convention Peoples Party to become President of the First Republic.

He said Flight Lieutenant Jerry John Rawlings was also in prison but later became a head of state.

“President John Agyekum Kufuor and late President John Evans Atta Mills least expected to be presidents yet became one and every Ghanaian new how President Mahama became president.

“Ghanaians should therefore seek the face of God and not lean on their own understanding, achievements and intellectual capacity.”