Saturday, December 18, 2010

Anglican Bishop calls for more pressure on Gbagbo

From Ghana-

He said everything must be done to ensure that the decision made by the majority of people in the country's presidential run-off was respected and not subverted.

Cote d'Ivoire is in a political stalemate as President Gbagbo refuses to concede power to Mr.
Allasane Ouattara, who has been recognized by the United Nations (UN), United States (US), European Union (EU) and the sub-regional body ECOWAS as the winner of the poll.

Bishop Yinkah Sarfo said true democracy should be allowed to take firm root in Africa and that any talk about power sharing should be repudiated.

He was addressing the opening session of the 15th Synod of the Diocesan Anglican Church in Kumasi on Wednesday. The four-day synod is under the theme: 'God's people for God's mission, Stewardship' and is being held at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

Bishop Yinkah Sarfo said it was important that Ghana drew lessons from what was happening in the sister country and ensure further strengthening of the capacity of the Electoral Commission. He also advised that elections should not become 'a do or die affair', and that those, who put themselves up for elective offices, must accept the reality that there would always be winners and losers.

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