Youth asked not to be weapons of destruction
3/19/2012 6:30:23 AM -
Takoradi, March 18, GNA - Mr. Paul Evans Aidoo, Western Regional Minister on Saturday warned the youth not to allow selfish politicians to use them as weapons of destruction as Election 2012 approaches.
He said the nation could only improve upon its democratic credential and continue to have a stable socio-economic environment in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
Mr. Aidoo said these at a worship organised by the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to pray for peace, security and stability in the country, as part of activities marking this year's National Prayer and Thanksgiving Service at Takoradi in the Western Region.
He said Election 2012 was another opportunity for the country to showcase its growing democracy, and called on religious bodies to pray ceaselessly for the nation.
Mr Aidoo said: “Our religious bodies should do everything possible to pray for God's intervention in this year's general election since our existence as a nation depends largely on peace”.
He called on religious bodies to educate their members on the upcoming bio-metric voter registration.
Mr Aidoo called for unity despite diverse political affiliations and ethnicity, and called on the youth to be tolerant and not to turn yourselves into “macho-Men” and wreak havoc in the elections.
Pastor Dr. Michael Assilidjoe, South-West Ghana Conference of the SDA Church, stressed the need to preserve the relative peace the country was enjoying.
He asked Ghanaians to depend on God, particularly in this electioneering year and do away with superstitions, which according to him could disrupt the peace of the nation.
The church prayed for the nation, the security agencies, media and the various arms of Government.