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Reverend Professor Cephas Narh Omenyo, the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana, has been today elected the new Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presby Church.
The Presbyterian Church of Ghana at its 16th General Assembly at the Ramseyer Training Center, Abetifi-Kwahu on has elected a new Moderator to steer the affairs of the Church for the next 5 years.
Rev. Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo replaces Rev. Prof Emmanuel Martey after 5 years of service.
According to the Public Relations Officer of the Presby Church of Ghana, Rev George Larbi who spoke in an interview with Peace FM News, he said after the nomiations, Rev Cephas Narh Omenyo secured 116 votes , while Rev Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante of the Trinity Theological Seminary had 60 votes and Rev Herbert Anim-Oppong of the North America Presbytery in the United States also secured 27 votes.
"Per the guidelines of the Church, the three had to be voted on, but Rev Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante and Rev Herbert Anim Oppong stepped down for Prof. Cephas Omenyo to contest alone," he noted.
Prof Cephas Narh Omenyo secured 207 ‘Yes’ votes with only 7 ‘No’ votes.
Rev. Prof. Cephas Narh Omenyo is currently the Provost of the College of Education, University of Ghana.
He is a Professor in the Department for the Study of Religions with extensive experience in teaching, research and administration.
Out of a total of 128 candidates who were eligible according to the Constitution of the Church to stand for nomination and possible election to the position of the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, nominations were made accordingly to select the top three (3) out of the 128 candidates or better still one who scored more than 70% of the total nominations made.
After the nominations, the three top candidates out of the total of 128 candidates erected at the top are as follows:
Rev. Prof. Cephas Omenyo - 116
Rev. Prof. J. O. Y Mante - 60
Rev. Herbert Anim-Opong - 27
The top three were to be voted upon to select the next Moderator Elect.
Both Rev. Prof. J. O. Y. Mante and Rev. Herbert Anim-Opong stepped down from the position. The decision was then put in the hands of Commissioners (Delegates) to vote a YES or NO on Rev. Prof. Cephas Omenyo as the Moderator elect of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
After the Votes cast to confirm a YES or NO for Rev. Prof Cephas Omenyo, the system registered 209 representing 96.76% voted YES and 7 representing 3.24% voted NO.
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