The Assemblies of God Church has sent a congratulatory message to President John Evans Atta Mills and his vice, John Dramani Mahama on their election to the high offices of the President and Vice President of the country.
A statement issued in Accra and signed by Rev William W. Dontoh, General Superintendent said the Ã¢â‚¬Å“the Executive Presbytery and the entireÃ‚Â church extend special felicitations to H.E. John Evans Atta Mills and H.E. John Dramani Mahama on their election and swearing in as President and Vice President of Ghana respectively.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These worthy sons of Ghana having served this country faithfully and the Almighty God deserve this elevation.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We commend them for their exemplarily and servant leadership style which will serve as a godly model for the younger generationÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The church called on Ghanaians to put the elections behind them and unite in the spirit of love for God and country and support the new leaders to implement their vision to build a better Ghana.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We as a church are highly honoured to have one of our own become the Vice President of Ghana. We pledge our consistent prayer to ensure that the reason why God put them there will be fulfilled,Ã¢â‚¬Â the statement said.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We call on the President to strive to fulfill his pledge of building an all-inclusive society and unifying the country with a sense of urgency,Ã¢â‚¬Â it added.
The church said the work ahead needs everyone on board to achieve the aspiration of Ghana becoming a middle income-earning country. Ã¢â‚¬Å“Let us also discard the negative attitude of laziness, over-independence on the nation for everything, nepotism and corruption which will derail our efforts at nation building. Let the dawn of this new era be greeted with the Christlike attitude of selflessness, humility and respect for leadership. The change, though brings hope, comes along with such a huge responsibility on allÃ¢â‚¬Â.
It also congratulated all elected Members of Parliament, and called on them to endeavor to make time for parliamentary sittings.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Let us be patient with the new government as they settle down to work to move Ghana forward,Ã¢â‚¬Â it added.