President John Dramani Mahama wants Ghanaian politicians especially presidential aspirants to understand that it is God who will choose a leader for the country.
“Our politics should never be about life and death because God in his own wisdom will choose a leader for us.”
President Mahama made these remarks on Sunday, October 11 when he joined members of the Grace Pentecostal Branch of the Assemblies of God Church in Takoradi in worship.
He confided in the congregation how he feels when he reads the Bible about leaders who are deserted by God.
“So pray for all people in authority, we need God’s divine favour and one of the things that we must do is to always pray that God is with us and for me that is important because when I read the bible and I see what happened to people whom God deserted it serves as a lesson to every leader.”
President Mahama is in the Western Region capital on a tour ahead of National Democratic Congress’ primaries on November 7.
He is standing unopposed to lead the party for the second time in 2016.
He told the congregation – and Ghanaians as a whole – to count their blessings in the face of economic hardship.
“Ghana is the only country that has not suffered civil war…Our nation is favored, and our nation is great. Ghana was recognized in the whole community and celebrated as the first sub Saharan African country to have independence but by the 1970s and 1980s; the country fell to the bottom of the pit…Our economy was struggling, there was no light…to make matters worse there was no food.”