Commit to non-violent elections-Bishop Agyinasare to NDC, NPP
Founder and Presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel, Bishop Charles Agyinasare, has admonished the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP), and the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to commit to non-violence in the lead-up to the 2020 general elections.
The man of God was speaking during a visit by the National Democratic Congress’ (NDC) vice presidential candidate Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, to the church on Sunday, November 15.
“Let me take this opportunity, once again, to admonish our politicians, especially from the two main political parties, the NPP and the NDC, that this year’s elections should not unleash violence on us.
“The political parties should not let loose, thugs and vigilante groups on the ordinary people. Let us experience a high level of civility on the 7th of December and beyond,” he said.
He further advised the Electoral Commission (EC) and security agencies to be professional in discharging their duties.
“I hope and pray that the security agencies and the Electoral Commission would do a very professional and impartial job. They must not favour or support any one particular political party against the other”.
He conmended the running mate saying: “Let me say that as a man of God, just as I’ve commended you for what I see you doing well, the day you or your political party—whether while in opposition or while in government—fail to do what is right, expect that I will likewise speak out and not be silent.”
To the other political parties he said: “Make the peace of this nation your topmost priority, as is mentioned in Heb 12:14: “Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord”.