Call careless politicians to order – Mahama tells Clergy

President John Mahama

President John Mahama has urged the Clergy to call to order politicians who make careless and unfortunate utterances that could destabilise the peace of the country.

President Mahama who was making reference to the sex-for-job claims by Assin Central MP Kennedy Agyapong against the chairperson of the Electoral Commission Charlotte Osei, said such reckless comments in the run up to elections create unnecessary tension.

“Often when elections are coming up, the political rhetoric ratchets up and very careless and unfortunate statements are made, like the one made recently that everybody is talking about,” President Mahama said while addressing members of the Clergy and the Business Community in the Ashanti Region on Thursday.

He added “and when things happen like that and gets a bit hot, it is you the clergy and our traditional leaders who must come and call all the politicians to order.”

“Your role as arbiters means you must be independent and neutral because when the clergy takes sides then we lose the moral authority to arbitrate and so it doesn’t matter if it’s NDC that is ratcheting up intemperate language, you must feel free to point it out to that party.

“It doesn’t matter if it is the NPP, we must call them to order. And it is only when we do that, that we can have the moral authority to be able to arbitrate in this political regime. Ghana is bigger than any politician.

“And so sometimes when our heads get hot, it is your duty to call us to order and let us remember that Ghana will exist long after all of us are gone.”

Source: Ghana/ Welsing

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