- The Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra Most Reverend Charles Gabriel Palmer-Buckle has chided the acrimonious relationship between the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC)
- He charged the two parties to overcome their differences and put Ghana first
Catholic Metropolitan Archbishop of Accra, Most Reverend Charles Palmer-Buckle, has urged Ghanaians not to fall prey to the dictatorial gimmicks of the various political parties in the country.
According to him, no citizen should allow any political party leader to “dictate our sense of humility, service, selfless service, sacrificing love and service”.
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He particularly lamented the “acrimonious” relationship between the two major political parties in the country, that is the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“I am distressed by this acrimonious relationship between the NPP and the NDC. Those who are supposed to be in the leadership of our country, fortunately or unfortunately, they only are a minority because if you put the two political parties together, those who do not belong to any political party or do not belong to any of these political groups, we are in the majority,” the Archbishop told GNA.
“And yet we allow the acrimonious relationship between the two political parties to dictate our sense of humility, service, selfless service, sacrificing love and service.”
He called on leaders of the NPP and NDC to put Ghana first, rather than using members of the public for their parochial interests.
He further urged all Christians around the country to demonstrate Christ-like qualities of humility, humble and self-less service to drive the nation’s development.
Archbishop Palmer-Buckle noted that passion towards national good has generally waned, insisting many people are no longer willing to lay their lives for the good of the country.
According to him, everyone” should follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ to make the society a better place”.
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