Stay Away From Electoral Violence – Catholic Youth in Ghana Urged
Following the occurrence of violent incidents in the just ended voter registration exercise, the Ghana National Catholic Youth Council, (GHANCYC), has called on Catholic youths to stay away from all forms of violence associated with politics in the country.
According to the youth leadership, in the West African country, the call has become expedient due to the fact that the safety of the youth in the Church and to a large extent, the country should not be exchanged for anything regardless.
In an August 12 statement addressed to all Arch/Diocesan, Vicariate Youth Councils and Provincial Youth Councils as well as National youth movements, GHANCYC said “We also admonish you to stay away from all forms of violence in the upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections.”
“Your safety is paramount to us, go out and cast your votes peacefully and return home safely,” the Youth leadership umbrella body noted.
The statement added that “Do not allow yourselves to be used as conduits of violence. Let us here to the advice of the Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference in its pastoral letter.”