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Seek peaceful redress of election grievances - GEC

BY: Michael Quaye
Pastor Abraham Swanzy
Pastor Abraham Swanzy

The Ghana Evangelism Committee (GEC) has urged parties aggrieved over the 2020 general elections to "use the right channels" to seek redress through the relevant institutions.

The Christian organisation has, however, congratulated Ghanaians "for the generally peaceful manner the 2020 parliamentary and presidential elections were conducted".

In a Christmas message to the public via a press statement, the GEC encouraged "Ghanaians to continue to live and conduct their businesses in peace".

Christmas festivities
"As we go through the Christmas festivities, we have to remind ourselves that we are celebrating the birth of the Prince of Peace as stated in Isaiah 9:6: 'For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace'," the statement signed and issued by the National Director, Apostle Abraham Swanzy, on behalf of the Steering Committee said.

"This, therefore, requires that we should be mindful of our language, especially in the public space, respect the view of one another, and make every effort to forgive one another.

"Let us, therefore, use the occasion to reconcile families, settle our differences and come out as stronger families, more committed and loyal citizens, and ultimately a united country.

Reconciliation
"We believe as Christians, we need to preach reconciliation to our friends and families during the yuletide in accordance with the Word of God found in 2 Corinthians 5:19: 'that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation'," the statement said.

"Together we can build a just and peaceful society that we can proudly bequeath to the next generation. Merry Christmas to all, and God bless you," the statement added.