Kumasi, Aug. 27, GNA – The Ashanti Regional
Minister, Mr John Alexander Ackon, has expressed optimism that Ghana would
survive and come out victorious in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary
He, therefore, reminded Christians to revive
their responsibility to pray for the peace of the nation and her leaders as the
country goes into election this year.
“There is no doubt that the peace we
enjoy as a nation is due to the grace of God and the unceasing intercession of
the saints of God.
“Let us remember that the battle for
peace is not yet over and it will take our prayers to ensure free and fair
presidential and parliamentary elections on December 7,” he said.
Mr Ackon was addressing the National Prophetic
Conference organised by the Christ Apostolic Church International (CACI) in
Kumasi on the theme: “The
Overcoming Power of the Last Days”.
The event, attended by the congregation from
the northern sector of the country comprising the Ashanti, Northern, Western,
Upper West and Upper East regions, is to seek the face of God and pray for His
blessings and grace in this election year.
Mr Ackon challenged Ghanaians to let the power
and the grace of God shine in them, wait on Him in all situations and remain
steadfast in the Lord.
He commended the National Executive Council of
the CACI for organising the conference which, he said, called on Christians to
rededicate their lives to God.
Apostle Dr Stephen Kwame Amoani, the Chairman
of the CACI, appealed to all political parties to work towards a peaceful
election and also accept the election results to ensure national unity and
“We are the people of one nation and,
therefore, we must seek to promote peace at all times and in all endeavours,”
Apostle Amoani said.
Baffuor Owusu Amankwatia VI, Bantamahene,
commended the church for its intervention and prayers for the nation,
especially during this electioneering period.
He urged all Christians to continue to pray
before, during and after the elections to sustain the peace.
Apostle Michael Nimo, former Chairman of the
Church, led the congregation to pray for the nation and her leaders.