SDA Church welcomes EC’s decision on election date change from December 7

Story: News Desk 

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA) has welcomed the Electoral Commission’s  (EC) assurances it is considering shifting the national election date from December 7 to a day in November with the possibility to start from 2028.

Dr. Solace Yawa Asafo, the Communication Spokesperson for the SDA in Ghana, called the decision ‘historic’, and said that even though the decision will not be implemented this year, it represents victory for religious freedom.

“It’s a historic moment for us,” Dr. Asafo remarked in a statement she issued, and added that “This decision signifies a victory for religious freedom and underscores the importance of accommodating diverse religious practices within our democratic framework.”

The proposal put forth by the Adventist Church sought to move the election day to a Tuesday in November, a move that would allow all Ghanaians, regardless of religious affiliation, to participate fully in the democratic process without compromising their religious observances.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church expressed gratitude for the Electoral Commission’s willingness to consider this significant adjustment in the future, and said the decision symbolised the spirit of dialogue and mutual respect that characterizes Ghana’s democratic landscape.

The Seventh-day Adventist Church reaffirmed its commitment to supporting and engaging in constructive dialogue with all stakeholders to promote a democracy that embraces the diverse religious fabric of Ghana.

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