A man of God in Kumasi has sternly cautioned the electorate against receiving bribes to vote for an incompetent person as president in the 2016 general elections.
Pastor John Kwaku Appiah, who heads the Faith Outreach Ministry at Anloga Junction, stated that it would be sinful for the electorate to allow themselves to be influenced by bribes and gifts from politicians during the polls.
He said the 2016 general elections presents Ghana with the major opportunity to elect a visionary leader that could formulate better programmes to effectively develop the country and make life better for the people.
Pastor Appiah therefore implored the electorate to shun every financial or material benefit from politicians and vote for a visionary, patriotic and God-fearing person as the president of the country during the polls.
The man of God disclosed this while addressing the congregation at his church’s auditorium during the first Sunday church service of 2016 at the Faith Outreach Ministry, Anloga Junction in Kumasi.
Pastor Appiah admonished his colleague pastors not to take monies from political parties and politicians and come out with false prophecies regarding the impending elections.
According to him, false prophecies about the election by pastors have the potential of creating tension in the country to disturb the peace of the state, urging pastors to do the right thing.
Pastor Appiah also admonished journalists, especially those that work with radio stations, to desist from coming out with sensational reports that could threaten the peace of the state, before, during and after the polls.
The man of God observed that Ghanaians faced financial crisis during 2015, which affected church attendance and offerings, praying that the financial state of the people would improve this year.
Pastor Appiah charged Christians to pray fervently to ensure free, fair and peaceful general elections this year.
From I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr Kumasi