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30.04.2008 Politics

Politicians Attend Legon Prayerfest

By Times Reporter - newtimesonline.com

The University of Ghana Christian Fellowship at the weekend organised a prayer fest for the country’s political leaders. It was for peaceful general election in December.

Dubbed, 'For Ghana’s sake I will not hold my peace', it had the theme: 'When the righteous rule'.

The guest speaker, Reverend Dr Lawrence Tetteh, the renowned world evangelist, asked flag-bearers of the political parties not to forget that they cannot carry out their responsibilities without God’s peace.

He said political leaders have over the years taken the people for granted. 'After riding on their backs to gain power through electoral promises to better their lives, they tend to ignore the people’s needs as soon as they get into the driving seat.

'This has gone on for too long and Jehovah God will demand recompense this time,' he said.

Dr Tetteh said rulership is a delegated authority, so leaders have divine responsibility towards the people entrusted to them. And it is important therefore, to bear in mind that for the type of economic, political, and socio-cultural environment politicians put the people through, God will demand accountability.'

Ghanaians, he cautioned, should never underestimate the ultimate power of prayer. 'The Lord has endowed Ghana with great sons of God who are praying fervently for the peace of this nation. We should all continue in that direction. All that is needed is a massive united front that will seek God’s face,' he stressed.

Dr Tetteh predicted that the election would be smooth without unfortunate incidents and asked that whoever loses must concede, with the knowledge that it’s God who makes kings.

He commended the university students for their high sense of responsibility by bringing together political leaders to seek God’s face and pray for the nation.

Other speakers were Prof. Mike Oquaye, a former minister, and Mrs Frema Osei Opare, Deputy Minister, Manpower, Youth and Employment. The chairman was Mr. Benjamin Sekyire, president of the Christian Fellowship.

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