Accra, 07 December, 2020 / 6:07 pm (ACI Africa).
Polls in Ghana closed Monday, December 7 evening against a backdrop of prayer requests from Christians on the eve of the general elections.
Ghana’s President Nana Akufo-Addo requested the Christians to dedicate Sunday, December 6 Church service to pray for peaceful elections as the nation heads to the polls to elect a president and 275 parliamentarians.
“This request is in line with the President’ belief that we are all of the Lord’s and notwithstanding the fact that all arrangements necessary for peaceful polls have been made, the intervention of the Almighty is still absolutely crucial,” President Akufo-Addo said in the December 5 statement that was issued by Ghana’s Ministry of Information.
Following the request, some Clerics in the West African country have, in their homilies and peace messages, admonished eligible voters to perform their civic duties devoid of violence.
“Ghana is the only home we have and we cannot afford to toy with the peace we have been enjoying over the years,” said Fr. Nimorious Kwabena Domanzing in his homily during Holy Mass at St. Francis of Assisi Ashaley Botwe Parish of Ghana’s Archdiocese of Accra.