Christian Council cautions against wearing political party paraphernalia to church

The Christian Council of Ghana (CCG) has cautioned Christians in Ghana against wearing political party paraphernalia to church.

The Christian Council expressed concern about the rising tensions in some parts of the country especially ahead of the declaration of the results for the just ended presidential elections. 

In view of that, the Council believes adherence to this action will promote peace and help lessen the tension that has mounted throughout the election period.

In a pastoral letter dated December 9, 2020 to all member churches the council said that, “the CCG also wishes to state that, for the sake of peace, unity and national cohesion, Christians should not put on party paraphernalia to church on Sunday”.

According to the statement signed by the general secretary of CCG, Rev. Dr. Cyril Fayose, pastors should use Sunday’s service to preach peace and unity among the Ghanaian people and also give thanks to the Almighty God for a peaceful election.

CCG further urged supporters of the winning candidate, President Akufo-Addo, to “celebrate moderately and avoid comments that can inflame violence with political opponents. We also appeal to supporters of the losing candidate to accept the loss graciously”.

The statement ended with an appeal to the Christian society to continuously pray for a Ghana that is united and prosperous.

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