Jehovah’s Witness Ghana Branch: “As For This Year We Are All Voting…These Politicians Are Taking Us for Fools”
Forget the long held doctrine of the Jehovah’s Witness faith which somewhat bans them from voting or getting involved in the politics of this earth—things are so tough in Ghana that the Office of Jehovah’s Witness in Ghana has instructed all its members to vote in the upcoming elections.
A memo obtained by SL has instructed all members of the Jehovah’s Witness faith in Ghana to make exception for this year’s election by going out there in numbers to vote for change, “because things have become unbearable.”
“In view of the fact that we cannot even have a common electricity when we go to our Kingdom Halls, it has become necessary that for the first time in Ghana, we will vote to bring change and to correct things,” the memo read.
It continued; “our businesses are collapsing and the hardship has become unbearable which has started affecting the commitment of most members to the faith. We need to join the race to bring back the good old days when we were able to comfortably walk to people’s home to bring them the good news without meeting them already angry because of the existing national problems.”
Though the memo does not specifically direct members of the faith to vote for or against a particular political party, it makes it clear that change is needed.