Apostle Francis Amoako-Atta, General Overseer of The Freedom Chapel International, has dared the Electoral Commission, EC, to be vigilant in the on-going biometric registration in order to ensure a smooth exercise and peaceful elections.
“The EC shouldn’t lose the fact that it must provide enough registration and voting logistics at the various centers,”he added.
Apostle Amoako-Atta was speaking in an exclusive interview with the National Times at the National Intercession Prayers and Peace Talks for the Nation Event for the Up Coming 2012 elections, organized by The National Intercession Prayers and Peace Talks Team in collaboration with The Freedom Chapel International in Accra with the Theme: Jehovah Our Peace.
The programme which is often held before every General Election was intended to prepare church members on the need to ensure good behaviour during this year’s elections.
According to him, the shortage of voting materials in the past at certain areas during elections contributed to violence by some unscrupulous persons who according them they had joined long standing queues at early hours and couldn’t wait any longer.
He has accordingly challenged politicians to be mindful of their language when they assume radio programmes and political (campaign) platforms in order not to inflame passions that will bring untold violence out of little provocations in this year’s elections.
“Ghana’s ever growing democracy hinges on peaceful elections which especially politicians and all including the youth must protect because we have only one Ghana,” he stressed.
The General Overseer contended among other issues that some politicians set bad precedence by inciting the youth to create confusion and violence during elections which in turn disturbs the peace that we all crave for.
He then called on the youth to ignore politicians who induce them with monies to wage war against their political opponent with no apparent reason during elections only to lose in the end.
Speaking on the Theme, The General Overseer touched on the word “PEACE”, explaining that the first letter, P signifies the people in a nation; the second letter ‘E’ stands for education, whiles the letter A signifies adoption of a certain lifestyle which is good behavior worth emulating, ‘C’ he stated represents the word common, meaning the stage when everyone desire and work towards a common goal.
The last letter ‘E’ represents endurance, where a person who loses in a game or in a contest is able to endure pain or storms of life and moves ahead in life.