The running mate of National Democratic Congress (NDC) flagbearer John Mahama, Prof Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has been advised to carry the value of peace along in her political journey.
Most Reverend Dr Paul Kwabena Boafo said Christians must get into politics to operate with truth and integrity as against the politics of insults and violence.
“You are coming in at a time when our politics is bedevilled with all sorts of negative things but as a Christian, don’t go that way,” he cautioned her and other congregants at the Asbury Dunwell Chapel at the Methodist Church Headquarters.
This was part of his sermon when the former University of Cape Coast Vice-Chancellor attended a thanksgiving service the day after her successful outdooring event at the University of Professional Studies, Accra auditorium.
He spoke against the lynching of an old helpless woman to death after being branded as a witch for no reason.
He told the newly outdoored NDC running mate that the mandate she was seeking from Ghanaians should be one to lead and be a servant who will care for the poor, helpless, and marginalised and those who do not count in society as well as champion the course of the vulnerable.
The Presiding Bishop 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”.
In brief remarks, Prof Naana Opoku- Agyemang expressed gratitude to God for how far he has brought her and said she viewed her new position as an important step God has 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
Prayers were said for Prof Naana Opoku- Agyemang and a bible presented to her to symbolise her acceptance to follow God’s guiding principles in her new position.
Family, friends and members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) were also in attendance.