Speaking to congregants at the church’s Easter Sunday Service on Sunday, April 4, 2021, Rt. Rev. Torto declared that “no man can dim” the Vice President’s light, and urged him to remain steadfast and work for God and man because he is on a worthy cause.
“There is light ahead of you and only God can put that light off. No man and I mean no man can dim your light… Your kind is the kind of political leadership we want as a nation. Leadership that recognizes that respect for people irrespective of faith, religion or ethnicity in a manner that fosters national cohesion is what we desire and deserve as a people,” Rt. Rev Torto stated when Vice President Bawumia, joined members of the Anglican faith in Easter Sunday worship.
Alluding to Vice President Bawumia’s continuous engagement with the Christian community despite being a Muslim, Rt. Rev. Torto indicated that religious tolerance and acceptance are the hallmarks of a good leader.
“Today, we are privileged to have in our midst the Vice President of the republic, H.E Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. Even more refreshing and noteworthy is the fact that he is a Muslim but chose to worship with us on the day of the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“I take pride to say that such a unique leader who believes in religious tolerance and acceptance is the number two gentleman of my country.
“Mr Vice President, I do not intend to flatter you but I just say the whole world, the entirety of Ghana and the Christian community has taken a keen interest in your humility, respect for people and the diligence with which you approach your work. Your kind is the kind of political leadership we want as a nation. Leadership that recognizes that respect for people irrespective of faith, religion or ethnicity in a manner that fosters national cohesion is what we desire and deserve as a people.”
He continued: “Good leadership is not about what FAITH one belongs to. It is not about whether one belongs to a minority tribe, ethnicity or faith. In fact, for us as Christians, the best gift God gave us did not come from a majority tribe or ethnic group. Neither did it come from the rich family. Otherwise, the Virgin Mary would not have been the one to give birth to Jesus. Mary and Joseph also came from minority and non-recognizable tribes and families and yet they gave birth to the saviour.
“I know God brought you from your humble beginning to this point for a purpose. Be assured that his purpose for you in life on this earth is not yet done. Therefore do not be perturbed by the sayings of those who can only talk doom for your future. There is light ahead of you and only God and put that light off. No man and I mean no man can dim your light. We will continue to keep you in prayers and the Lord Jesus for whose resurrection you are celebrating with us today shall surely come to your rescue at the right time.”
After 2 Month, EC Finally Speaks On Supreme Court Verdict On 2020 Election Petition
The Electoral Commission (EC) has finally spoken up on the verdict of the Supreme Court concerning the 2020 election petition.
The seven-member Supreme Court panel ruled unanimously that while the petitioner (John Dramani Mahama) had legitimate concerns about the results he could not adduce evidence to validate the claims he was making against the EC.
Speaking on Asaase FM, Bossman Asare, deputy chairman of the EC said the court vindicated the work of the commission with their ruling.
“We were relieved right after the election because we know we did the right thing. The [Supreme] Court gave us an international vindication, so for us life is just normal; we have a lot of things, review of the election et cetera that we must engage in,” he said.
“As a Commission, we are doing what we have to do. There are a lot of administrative measures that must be put in place so that in future we’ll continue to be ahead of the game. I think for us we didn’t see the court case as a challenge… we know it’s part of the work and life must go on,” he said.
Taxi Driver Transporting Human Body Parts To Fetish Priest For Sakawa Finally Arrested
According to the local police, the Unit Committee Chairman of Kwamekyere Electoral Area – Aware Isaac, along with two others, intercepted a Daewoo taxi cab with registration number GE 5063-15 with suspects – Awatey David Okra, 22, driver, and Amenuvor Nicholas, 20, on April 7, 2021 at around 10:30 pm from Suhum direction towards Kwamekyere, a community in the District for allegedly carrying human bones.
One other occupant managed to escape with a pan containing some unidentified materials. A search conducted in the taxi revealed a black suitcase containing some old bones suspected to be human bones.
The Coaltar Police command apprehended a driver in the Ayensuano district of the Eastern region while he was transporting suspect human bones and a skull to a fetish priest.
Are You Aware Of The Ritual Killings In Ghana: You Have Made Ghana Hard – NDC Blast Akufo Addo In A Press Statement
The statement urged President Akufo-Addo to expedite investigations into unsolved crimes committed in the country since he assumed power.
Read the full statement below:
PRESS STATEMENT BY THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS ON THE MURDER OF YOUNG ISHMAEL MENSAH ABDALLAH AT KASOA.
It is with extreme shock and disbelief that the National Democratic Congress received news of the gruesome murder of a ten-year-old boy called Ishmael Mensah Abdallah at Kasoa in the Central Region by his own teenaged acquaintances for ritual purposes.
The Leadership, as well as the entire rank and file of the NDC, join the family and friends and, indeed, the entire nation, in mourning the loss of this young and promising boy much beloved by his family and community.
It is the expectation of the National Democratic Congress that the appropriate authorities will ensure that the bereaved family are comforted by the swiftness of the application of the law to punish the perpetrators and all who may be behind this dastardly murder.
The NDC has taken due notice of the fact that there appears to be a fashionable craze toward the acquisition of quick wealth by many of our countrymen and women and the youth in particular, without the attendant hard, morally sound and lawful means of obtaining the same.
We deem this development as a dangerous trend that has to be condemned and discouraged by all and sundry.
It is a development that the NDC is unquestionably opposed to, or else we risk bequeathing to the youth, a practice and a lifestyle that cannot build this nation.
We further wish to draw the attention of the Akufo-Addo government to the plethora of crimes whose resolution has dragged on interminably, thus, encouraging the perpetuation of the culture of impunity.
We encourage the youth to look out for honest, hardworking, and accomplished persons as their role models.
The wealth that has been improperly obtained, should never be an attraction for the upcoming youth of this great nation.
In this regard, we call on the Akufo-Addo government to speed up investigations and crank the wheels of justice so that the country can rid itself of the odious reminder of this unfortunate event.
May the soul of young Ishmael Mensah Abdallah rest in peace.
ISSUED ON FRIDAY 9TH APRIL, 2021
DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS
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