It was a historic day as Councillors of the church from across all the continents of the world took part in the virtual election exercise for Executive Council Members.
The virtual voting exercise was necessitated by the restrictions imposed on mass gatherings and the closure of borders due to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
In the early hours of the voting day (6:00 GMT), the Councilors in Ghana converged at the various Area Offices to cast their votes, whilst those in the external nations convened at their respective National Offices to partake in the exercise. Some external Councillors living in lockdown areas also voted from home.
In all, out of the 1,237 registered voters, a total of 1,194 votes were cast – 967 votes cast by Councilors in Ghana and 227 by External Councilors. The entire election process lasted for just an hour. In fact, more than 1,000 votes were cast in less than 15 minutes!
Following this historic election, Apostles Yaw Adjei Kwarteng (Hohoe Area Head), Samuel Osei Asante (Koforidua Area Head) and Isaac Kotei Djani (Tamale Area Head) have all been re-elected to serve a second term on the council.
On the other hand, Apostles Sylvester Arhin (Assin Foso Area Head), Dr Dela Quampah (Head of Department, School of Theology Leadership and Missions) and Mike Etrue (Kaneshie Area Head) have been elected to replace members of the council who have completed their terms. Apostle James Raj (India National Head) has also been elected onto the Council as the Member Representative for Nations Outside Africa.
The year 2020 may be widely touted as the year of COVID-19, but for The Church of Pentecost, it will go down in history as the year in which the church organised its first-ever virtual election. To God be the glory!
Below are you some captured scenes from the exercise;