The Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo, Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church, Ghana, has advised Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, the running mate of the flagbearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to act with integrity and truthfulness in the political landscape.
“You are coming in at a time when our politics is bedeviled with all sorts of negative things but as a Christian, don’t go that way,” he admonished.
The Presiding Bishop gave the advice at a Thanksgiving Service held in honour of Prof. Opoku-Agyemang after she was successfully outdoored as a running mate.
Most Rev. Boafo said it was prudent that Christians got into politics to operate with truth and integrity as against the politics of insults and violence.
A statement signed by signed by Madam Mawuena Trebarh, the Head of Communications, Office of Vice Presidential Candidate 2020, NDC said
the Presiding Bishop, who is also the Chairman of the Christian Council, condemned the lynching of 90-year-old Madam Akua Denteh, who was branded a witch by a traditional priestess at Kafaba in the Savannah Region.
He, therefore, urged Prof. Opoku-Agyemang to seek a mandate to lead and be a servant who cared for the poor, helpless, marginalized, vulnerable and thus champion the cause of those who did not count in society.
Rev Dr Boafo advised her to constantly carry the value of peace along in her political journey, saying: “Carry peace, walk with peace, talk about the need for peace and let people know you stand with the God of peace”.
Prof. Naana Opoku- Agyemang expressed gratitude to God for how far He had brought her and said she considered her new position as an important step God had placed in her path.
“I do not intend to take this step all by myself; I am trusting God as I take this step and asking everyone to come on this journey with me,” she said.
The statement said prayers were said for Prof. Opoku- Agyemang and a Holy Bible was presented to her to symbolize her acceptance to follow God’s guiding principles in her new position.
She was accompanied by family members, friends, members, and sympathizers of the NDC.