- Former president John Dramani Mahama has sent warm-season felicitations to Christians home and around the world
- He reiterated the purpose of the death of Jesus Christ in his Easter message via Facebook on Friday, April 15
- The former president said he hopes the season rekindles hope, forgiveness, sacrifice, compassion, and the love of God in Christians
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Former President John Dramani Mahama has sent out a goodwill message to Christians at home and around the world as they celebrate Easter.
The 2020 presidential candidate of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) reiterated the purpose of the death of Jesus Christ in his Easter message via Facebook on Friday, April 15.
''Today, Good Friday, marks the day Jesus Christ sacrificed himself for the world so that all who believe in the gospel will be saved,'' he said.
The purpose of Easter
''As Christians, we celebrate this special day and call it GOOD because by Christ's crucifixion and death, our sins have been atoned for, and we are now a new creation with a mandate to live as Christ did,'' he added.
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The former president wished Christians warm-season felicitations.
''May this holy day rekindle in us hope, forgiveness, sacrifice, compassion, and the love of God,'' he said.
Ghanaians have reacted. YEN.com.gh selected some of the comments below:
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Social media reactions
Larteley Laryea commented:
''Thanks, sir. May God continue to bless you and your entire family. President Mahama, we LOVE you deeply.''
Samuel Faithwin-Vuvor said:
''Shalom H. E. JDM, God bless you and your family too for all your sacrifices for Mother Ghana. May the reflections of the Feast of Passover humble our hearts and inspire us to do more for the cause of humanity. We appreciate your exemplary leadership. Happy Passover! Stay safe and blessed!''
James Akatey commented:
''Hosanna in the highest to our King, and our Lord Jesus Christ. In Him, we live and have our being.''
Zamekuu Peter Claver said:
''Amen, your Excellency. Wishing you a spirit filled easter and may the resurrection renew our hope for the battle ahead.''
Easter: Akufo-Addo Urges Ghanaians To Act Responsibly and Safely During Celebration
Still on Easter, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that President Nana Akufo-Addo has urged Ghanaians to live responsibly and safely during the Easter celebration despite the lifting of the Covid-19 restrictions.
In his Easter message via Facebook on Thursday, April 14, the president reiterated that the country's Covid infection rate is low, with only 32 active cases recorded as of Monday, April 11.
''Fellow Ghanaians, this year's Easter will be the first in three years that we're going to have the opportunity to celebrate fully following the lifting of virtually all the restrictions the government imposed to help win the fight against COVID-19,'' he said.
Akufo-Addo Sends Heartwarming Fraternal Greetings to Muslims
Meanwhile, President Akufo-Addo sent out fraternal greetings to Muslims in Ghana and around the world on the commencement of the Ramadan Fast.
The observance of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan began on Saturday, April 2, 2022, and Muslims won't eat or drink during the hours of daylight, beginning Sunday, April 3.
In a Facebook message, President Akufo-Addo said that Ramadan is a month of intense devotion and commitment to the principles of love, sacrifice, and dedication to duty.
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