Renowned Ghanaian gospel artiste, Joe Mettle, has called on Ghanaians, especially the youth, to desist from acts that seek to undermine the peace the country is currently enjoying.
He urged Ghanaians to eschew violence, bearing in mind that the nation would outlive political leaders; hence, the need to have the interest of the nation at heart.
The gospel artiste, who revealed he would be hosting a seven-hour prayer and worship service for the elections, said the youth made up an integral part of the electorate and as such should be careful and resist being used as elements of violence.
‘Sing Over Ghana’, he revealed, would take place on November 7 at the ICGC Adjiringanor Open Heavens Church from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
He mentioned that peace was something that could not be over emphasized and the backbone of every development; and it was important for the public to endeavour to speak the language of peace in the forthcoming election.
His comment comes after some members of two political parties – the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – clashed on Sunday, October 25, 2020, at James Town in Accra.
In an interview on Daybreak Hitz on Hitz FM, the Bo Noo Ni hitmaker indicated that Ghanaians would have nowhere to call home if Ghana was destroyed because of an individual’s political ambition.
“Please hold the peace. Don’t do anybody’s dirty work for them. Don’t allow anybody to push you into doing something that they will not do,” he stated.
Joe Mettle told Andy Dosty, host of the show, that he was surprised to see young people go after each other like they did, adding “Ghana is ours, if we destroy it we will have nowhere else to go.”
He urged young men and women to help Ghana sustain the peace it had enjoyed throughout its elections.
By George Clifford Owusu