General News of Thursday, 1 January 2015
Founder and presiding Bishop of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare, has charged politicians in the country to desist from acts that could plunge the nation into chaos in 2016.
According to him, the conduct of all political parties should be peaceful even as the country prepares to transit into the election season.
Speaking at a special service to usher in the New Year, Bishop Agyin Asare warned politicians in the country against doing anything that will threaten the peace in the country adding that “as we approach the elections, they should not make it look like it is a do or die affair. Our politicians should not give us politics of insults but they should give us politics of serious issues.”
Though President John Mahama who observed the 31st December watch night service at the Perez Chapel is optimistic the general election in 2016 will be incident-free, some civil society groups have warned of dire consequences if electoral reforms are not implemented immediately.
Bishop Agyin Asare further urged persons entrusted with leadership positions to eschew corrupt practices that could retard the development of the nation saying, “no politician should take the money supposed to be used for development of deprived areas for their personal use.”
He also advised the judiciary to be impartial in the delivery of justice. “Judges give us righteous judgment. Mr Judge…in 2015 don’t extort money to bend the rules against the poor. Make no mistake….God is the judge of us all,” he said.