Mahama tasks clergy to be neutral ahead of Nov elections

Mahama tasks clergy to be neutral ahead of Nov elections

The clergy has been urged by President Mahama to be politically neutral ahead of the November elections.

During a meeting with the clergy in Kumasi as part of his "Accounting to the people" tour in the Ashanti region, the president revealed the clergy played a role in ensuring that peace prevails before, during and after the general elections.

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“Your role as arbiters means you should be neutral because if the clergy takes sides then we lose the moral authority to arbitrate. So it doesn’t matter if it is NDC which is ratcheting up in intemperate language; you must be free to point out to that party. It doesn’t matter if it is NPP, you must call them to order. It is only when we do this; that we will have that moral authority, to arbitrate this political regime,” the President said on Thursday when he met the clergy in Kumasi as part of his ‘Accounting to the people’ tour of the Ashanti region.

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Ghana's November election is feared to possibly cause social violence and upheaval as the police fears the nation's political temperature had risen.

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