The Head pastor of the Grace Communion International (GCI) Church, Theo Nii Okai, has advised Ghanaians to ensure peace ahead, during and after the 2024 elections.
He has advised that elections are meant to count heads but not to cut heads.
The head pastor made the appeal during the 20th Anniversary celebration of the Kutunse Congregation of Grace Communion International Church.
Thousands of members trooped to the church auditorium to celebrate amidst drumming and singing.
The essence of the celebration was to show gratitude to the Lord for His goodness over the Church within the 20-years of existence and also celebrating the impact of the church in the lives of believers and the universe.
With the New Patriotic Party electing their flag bearer a day earlier and the entire nation poised for the 2024 general elections, the head Pastor used the opportunity to advise Ghanaians that “voting is a civil exercise which needs to be treated with peace and stability.”
“Nobody should lose a limb because of election. Nobody should lose his life because of election. If you lose your life, the politicians will be alive to enjoy,” Pastor Okai added.
With a little over a year to the polls, the man of God cautioned that, “I will say after voting, go home because the results will be announced after.”
He added that “the church needs everybody alive to contribute to the development of Ghana at large.”
According to him, “elections are processes on governance which should not cause harm, but rather, brings togetherness and peace into the atmosphere for development, not forgetting that elections is counting heads and not cutting heads which need others”.
He urged Christians and other religious groups to celebrate Jesus in the impending Christmas because Christmas is the time for gratitude.
“Show forgiveness and kindness to each other. Drivers must also drive safely,” he advised.