The National Peace Council (NPC) and its key partners, the Christian Council of Ghana, the Office of the National Chief Imam, and the Catholic Bishops Conference of Ghana, have called for an end to “the politics of religion”.
The four organisations said they had observed with great concern some insinuations and publications on electronic and social media platforms, seeking to inflame religious passion into the 2024 elections.
It noted, in a statement that, “As the national institution responsible for peace in the country, the NPC and our partners wish to remind all Ghanaians of the admirable manner by which we have lived together in peace, despite our religious, political, and ethnic diversity.”
The Council further indicated that the citizenry has a duty to continue to coexist and tolerate diversity as “Article 21(1) (c) of the 1992 Constitution of the Republic of Ghana recognises and protects the right of all persons to freely practice any religion, and to manifest such practice.”
Rising to the occasion as the national institution responsible for peace in the country, the NPC in its release reminded all Ghanaians of the admirable manner by which the citizenry had lived together in peace, despite the religious, political, and ethnic diversity.
The NPC appealed to all individuals and groups who are engaging in such insinuations and publications to refrain from such destructive missions. It added that they should immediately desist from such actions as they have the tendency to destroy the country’s cherished pluralistic friendly society.
The release concluded, “The NPC and our partners further urge all Ghanaians to expose such characters who have embarked on this slippery mission. Long live Ghana.”