Rt Rev. Dr Setorwu Kwadzo Ofori
The Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church (GEC), Rt Rev. Dr Setorwu Kwadzo Ofori, has appealed to major stakeholders in the December 7 general election to use dialogue to secure the existing peace and stable democracy in the country.
The use of dialogue to resolve any conflect between the Electoral Commission (EC), the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) would calm the seeming tension in the country.
The Moderator made the appeal when he addressed staff of the GEC head office on the back of the developments in the country following the declaration of the results of the 2020 general election.
Rev. Dr Ofori observed that Ghanaians were peace loving and would, under normal circumstances, not engage in acts to disturb the peace we have enjoyed over the years.
He noted that the demonstrations and the isolated violence being experienced in parts of the country pointed to the fact that some people were still seeking the truth.
“In elections, no human lives are expected to be lost. If Jesus were asked to recommend the way forward for Ghana, he would never recommend violence,” Rev. Dr Ofori said.
“If the EC said it is speaking the truth and the NPP and the NDC both claim what they are saying is the truth, then their assertions must be subjected to independent verification. After the independent verification, we are hopeful the truth will emerge and that will be acceptable to all. Two parties cannot win an election; one will win and the other will lose or there will be a run-off,” he noted.
He appealed to the youth to remain calm and be hopeful for better years ahead.
The Synod Clerk of the Church, Rev. Raphael Mac Attih, stated that the Global Evangelical Church was not affiliated to any political party and would never align itself with any political party, no matter the circumstances.
“We are not on the side of any political party but on the side of Ghana. We will not side or declare allegiance to any political party. We are only after the truth”, he said.