"We can’t use election petition outcome to burn Ghana"

BY: Arku Jasmine


MP for Mampong, Mr Francis Addai-NimohThe New Patriotic Party (NPP) Member of Parliament (MP) for Mampong,  Mr Francis Addai-Nimoh, has said Ghanaians cannot use the Supreme Court judgement on the 2012 election petition to burn the country.

In his view, the welfare of the country was always supreme and Ghanaians must, therefore, work towards attaining that.

According to the MP, peace and unity were the essential ingredients for the well-being and development of any country.

He was addressing members of the Harvesters Evangelistic Ministry branch at Asante-Mampong on Sunday, during the official opening and dedication of its temple.

Mr Addai-Nimoh noted that what was expected of every Ghanaian was hard work and dedication in their work places so that the country could overcome its economic challenges.

Change was the only permanent feature in life, said Mr Addai Nimo, and, therefore, assured the supporters of the NPP not to be daunted by the outcome of the Supreme Court verdict but forge ahead, saying that “the party can also come back to power one day.”

He also advised President Mahama to ensure that the country's purse was saved.

The MP commended the congregation for contributing generously towards the church building which he described as a beautiful edifice.

He advised them to use the temple to transform their lives and to intensify their evangelism so as to win more souls for Christ.

Mr. Addai-Nimoh urged the congregation to ensure that they educated their children to be disciplined respectful and obedient.

He also advised parents to send their children to school so as to acquire the knowledge that would enable them to become assets rather than liabilities to the state.

The General Overseer of the church, Rev. G. Ola Akin, in his sermon, urged Ghanaians to put their confidence in God, stressing that those who put their trust in God always had peace and enjoyment.

Rev Akin, therefore, called on Christians to rededicate themselves and work towards the spiritual goals so that they could live lives worthy of emulation

He commended the church for putting up the building which he said could transform many people both in the church and outside.

Rev. Stephen Agyen, the District Pastor of the Asante-Mampong branch of the church, earlier in his welcome address, said it was 22 years ago when the branch of the church was established.

Nana Agyenim Boateng 1, the Mampong Adweehohene, who deputised for the Mamponghene, Daasebre Osei Bonsu 11, as the special guest of honour, advised the congregation to ensure that the temple would be used to promote both spiritual and moral development of the society.

He said the Mampong Traditional Council would continue to work with the churches to enhance the sustainable growth of the traditional area.

By Nana Yaw Barimah/Daily Graphic/Ghana

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