“Cut politicians down to size” – Mahama tells clergy
President John Mahama has appealed to the clergy to be bold and “cut politicians down to size” when they begin to think and act like they are bigger than the country.
“As members of the clergy, I will urge you to continue in that role that you have played to calm the waters and cool tempers.
“Sometimes as politicians, we think that we are bigger than this country and you must always remember to cut us down to size and let us know that this country will exist long after we are gone,” the president noted in an address at a breakfast meeting with the Cape Coast Council of Churches in the Central region where he is currently embarking on his ‘Accounting to the People tour’.
Mr. Mahama also gave the assurance that he will do everything in his power as Commander-In-Chief of the Ghana Armed Forces to ensure that the upcoming elections are held in an atmosphere of peace and harmony.
“Politics is not a matter of life and death. It is matter of who God chooses to lead depending on his will, so, any time I go on my knees and pray, all I ask God is: ‘Thy will be done in my life’.
“If there will be any violence in the elections coming up, then it will not come from me. I will never ever encourage violence and I will do everything possible as president and commander-in-chief to make sure that we protect the safety of this country,” he stated.
Ghana goes to the polls on November 7 to elect a president and parliamentary candidates.