Seventh-Day Adventist Church Applauds Electoral Commission’s Consideration of Shifting Election Date

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) has expressed its appreciation for the Electoral Commission’s reassurance that it is contemplating moving the national election date from December 7 to a day in November, starting from 2028.

Dr. Solace Yawa Asafo, the Communication Spokesperson for the SDA in Ghana, referred to the decision as ‘historic’ and emphasized that while the change won’t be implemented this year, it signifies a triumph for religious freedom.

In a statement, Dr. Asafo stated, “It’s a historic moment for us,” and continued, “This decision signifies a victory for religious freedom and underscores the importance of accommodating diverse religious practices within our democratic framework.”

The proposal from the Adventist Church aimed to shift the election day to a Tuesday in November, allowing all Ghanaians, irrespective of their religious beliefs, to fully participate in the democratic process without compromising their religious observances.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church expressed gratitude for the Electoral Commission’s openness to considering this significant adjustment in the future. They see the decision as a representation of the spirit of dialogue and mutual respect that characterizes Ghana’s democratic landscape. The SDA Church reaffirmed its commitment to supporting and engaging in constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to foster a democracy that embraces the diverse religious fabric of Ghana.

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