Cease fire, ‘this is the only country we have’ – AgyinAsare on Ketu South
The founder and leader of Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles AgyinAsare, has called for calm over the deployment of security personnel in Ketu South in the Volta Region and other parts of the country.
According to him, Ghana must not burn because of politics.
“This is the only country we have. We don’t want to run in our own country. We don’t want this country to burn because of politics”.
Making reference to Jeremiah 29:7, Bishop AgyinAsare called for prayers for the 2020 general elections.
“We need to pray for the registration exercise and the election that it would not create any confusion in this country,” he said.
Apart from Bishop Agyinasare, other prominent members of society have also condemned the sudden deployment of army personnel in the Volta Region and other parts of the country.
Former President John Rawlings in a statement said, “The deployment along the borders at peacetime especially at this particular point in time has created so much suspicion and will call for a lot of intelligent flexibility and diligence,” he added.
The flag bearer of the NDC, Mr. John Mahama, has said sending troops to certain parts of the country when the residents are enjoying peace, amounts to declaring war on them.
Although the government insists that the deployment was meant to insulate the country from the importation of coronavirus cases, its critics maintained the exercise was targeted at opposition strongholds, ostensibly to intimidate residents to prevent them from the upcoming voter registration from June 20 to August 5.