The parliamentary aspirant for Nhyiaeso on the ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Dr Samuel Sarpong has urged Christians to pursue peace at all times so as to be able to positively affect the communities they reside in.
According to him, as the light of the world Christians are expected to demonstrate bouts of peace in their daily lives if they are to be called ambassadors of Christ.
Addressing congregants at separate meetings in about Eight (8) churches in the Nhyiaeso community last Sunday, the veteran politician and former Mayor of Kumasi admonished for peaceful co-existence between members of the church and others belonging to other faiths within the constituency.
He stressed the need for the church to lead the way of peace by conducting themselves in same manner as the presidential and parliamentary elections drew closer.
Dr Sarpong admonished the congregation to abide by the rules governing the upcoming elections so as not to fall foul to the law.
According to him, members were free to support any political party of their choice but needed not to fight or argue with anyone who shared contrary opinions.
‘’My brothers and sisters party politics is not about arguments and fights but the expression of ideas and philosophies in a peaceful manner’’, Dr Sarpong noted.
He added, ‘as the December 7polls draw close I urge you to be guided with this mindset and vote for the candidate who you think has the best plans of development for this constituency and cast your vote in peace on the day of the elections’.
Speaking to the Ghanaian Observer Newspaper in Kumasi after touring the Roman Catholic Parish, South Suntreso, Daban-Pentecost, Apramang Roman Catholic, Daban Bible Foundation, Daban Christ Apostolic Church and others, Dr Sarpong expressed delight at the opportunity to fellowship with his fellow believers.
According to him, the visit also afforded him the opportunity to put his message across as the upcoming elections drew closer.
Dr Sarpong said the ‘NDC was committed to peace and as a candidate I needed to lead the way by reaching out to the Christian community on the need for peace’.
‘’I believe as we engage daily with members of the Nhyiaeso constituency including members of the Christian and Muslim community we would be sowing seeds of peace for a prosperous area in the near future’’, the former Regional Minister stressed.