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Concerned Clergy and Christians of Ghana (CCCG) has described as “distasteful and an embarrassment to God,” the recent pubic scathing attacks on the Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chairperson, Mrs. Charlotte Osei.           

Addressing the media yesterday in Accra, National Spokesperson for CCCG, Rev. Dr. Augustus Anim, noted that in the past few weeks, they have monitored with deep regrets, series of unwarranted attacks and utterances against the EC, and Mrs. Osei by a section of the public including prominent men of God.

According to him, the substance of these attacks, which the CCCG finds very absurd and worrying, were claims that the EC was supposedly showing bias, “Chairperson is “talking too much” and “scheming to impose President John Dramani Mahama on Ghanaians” in the upcoming General Elections.

“The CCCG views these developments as a deliberate and orchestrated attempt to simply discredit the hard-won credibility and reputation of the EC and thereafter, prejudice the outcome of the November 7, 2016 polls.

“…it is worthy to note that CCCG acknowledges the prophetic roles of all men of God as development partners, which imposes a responsibility on us to continue to support nation-building efforts through prayers and ensuring the well-being of every citizen by promoting economic growth, prosperity and peace of our people,” the man of God posited.

He stated that CCCG believes such unfortunate comments should not be coming from prominent citizens who society mostly looks up to; as these remarks could pollute the minds of sections of the public in accepting election results, if it does not go in their favour.

What is most disturbing, according to Rev. Dr. Anim, was the fact that those attacking the EC and its commissioner, have failed to recognise the blessings the “Lord Almighty has bestowed on us as a nation, especially so, when the same EC has conducted and supervised elections successfully for six times in this country without bloodshed, even as sinful as we are.”

He intimated that the patriotic staff of the EC who have worked hard for so long for our country deserve commendation, but not condemnation!

To this end, he called on all well-meaning Ghanaians who are attacking the EC and other state institutions to stop.

“As we celebrate our 59th Independence Day on this Sunday, 6th March, let’s us use the occasion to reflect on ourselves and not to abandon the prophetic role of our churches; the parental role of the family; and the modeling role of the teachers, and leave all the fingers pointing to the government; which unfortunately is nobody but all of us,” he stressed.

He said the CCCG acknowledged government for its performance in providing various developmental projects such as roads, schools, hospitals, water among other social intervention projects across the country, as chronicled in the president’s state of the nation address.

He indicated that the clergy and Christians will continue to lend their support and encourage whichever government is in power to work towards national unity and progress.

According to the group, credit should be given to “our leaders” when it is due, adding that the power to determine which government should win power and steer affairs of this country depends wholly on the Ghanaian electorate through voting, but not any man of God or supreme individual.

Source: Today

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