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Rev. Dr. Boafo was speaking to journalists after going through the registration process at the offices of the Adentan Municipal Electoral Commission (EC) in Accra Wednesday.

Call on Christians, Muslims
He believed that when Christians took such positions, they would bring the Christian values to bear on the activities of their political parties and ultimately on the country

Rev. Dr. Boafo said the call had been to both Christians and Muslims in the country to enter politics to help change the face of politics and let their values reflect in the body politics of the country.

“So, I will call on those who are ready to get involved, so that we can sanitise our political system,” he added.

Disturbing news
Rev. Dr. Boafo said it was worrying and disturbing news that there were violence and disturbances in some of the registration centres.

“I am very worried, as the Chairman of the Christian Council of Ghana and I’m very, very worried as the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, hearing of the violence in other parts of the country, where people even die as a result of this.

“People should not die as they go to register. It should be peaceful, as I have seen here. Everything here is orderly and that is what should be happening everywhere,” Rev. Dr. Boafo said.

Lessons
He said violence should be out of the body politic of the country, adding that as a nation, “we have come very far in terms of democratic dispensation.”

The Presiding Bishop said Ghanaians should have learnt their lessons such that activities such as violence and disturbances should not be repeating every election year.

“We should have gone past this long time ago and that is why I will ask that we learn our lessons from here,” he said, praying that those fomenting violence should stop.

Registration process
He described the registration process as smooth and friendly, adding that he enjoyed every aspect of it and called on all qualified Ghanaians to go out and register to enable them exercise their civic responsibility as to who should take up the leadership role of the country.

“My advice to the general public is that it is good to go out there and register because it is for the sake of our country and for the peace and governance of our nation, especially when you are 18 and above with sound mind,” Rev. Dr. Boafo said.

He said registration and voting were peaceful processes and that should be the ultimate desire of every Ghanaian, reminding the political parties that they would need a peaceful environment to rule.

source:Graphic online

By Ian Dei

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