The flag-bearer of the Convention People’s Party (CPP), Dr Michael Abu Sakara Foster, has advised the electorate, especially the youth, to be wary of people who, for their political ambitions, would want to lure them to resort to violence during elections. Dr Sakara, who was addressing the congregation of the St Kizito Catholic Church at Nima last Sunday, noted that no Ghanaian politician was worth dying for.
The CPP flag-bearer, who was at the church to give thanks to God for his election as flag-bearer, noted, “No one is worth dying for. Don’t fight for any political party. We should not even fight over the outcome of the elections.” Dr Sakara urged Christians to pray for continuous peace before, during and after the December elections and also advised them to exercise their civic responsibility by voting for the party of their choice.
Just before he prayed for the CPP team, Rev Father Nicholas Afriyie, who is the Secretary to the Bishop, chastised politicians who moved from church to church and asked for God’s guidance and the support of the congregation when they were seeking to be elected, only to turn their backs on God when they were elected.
He also wondered why, when in opposition, politicians joined the electorate to complain bitterly about the high cost of living, unemployment and other hardships but became blind and immune to those difficulties when they assumed power.
He suggested to the leadership of the country to inculcate in the young ones the habit of discipline and hard work and used the saying, “You cannot teach an old dog new tricks” to support his advice.
Dr Sakara was accompanied by Abu Fogor, the National Organiser of the CPP; Susan Adu-Amankwah, the First National Chairperson; Rodaline Imoru-Ayama, the Second National Vice-Chairperson; Kosi Dedey, the Director of Party Education; Nii Armah Akomfrah, the Director of Communications; Paul Anaman, the Greater Accra Regional Secretary; Koo Mensah Frimpong, the Greater Accra Regional Organiser; Prof Agyeman Badu Akosa, Dr Kwaku Osafo and Kojo Armah.