The Right Reverend John Harvey-Ewusi, Methodist Bishop of the Sekondi Diocese, said the current political developments in Nigeria should serve as a big lesson for all leaders of political parties in Ghana.
He urged leaders of the various political parties in the country to ensure that the 2008 General Elections become peaceful.
Bishop Harvey-Ewusi was speaking at the opening of the 46th Synod of the Church, which is on the theme "Empowerment by the Holy Spirit for Church development," at Dixcove in the Western Region on Thursday.
About 58 ordained ministers, 93 lay representatives and circuit stewards from all the 186 societies of the Church in the Diocese were attending the synod.
Bishop Harvey-Ewusi said the interests of the citizenry should be paramount before, during and after every election.
He advised the electorate to ensure that only competent people were given the mandate to lead the country.
He said development of the Church and the State would not be achieved if conflicts, mistrusts, greed and other vices continue to exist in the society, and urged the people to let the Holy Spirit guide and direct them in all their activities.