The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) has taken issue with President Mills’ overplayed claim of a noble person, along with his pretence of being a perfect Christian.
General Secretary of the party Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie, popularly called Sir John, said, “Ghanaians are certainly not fickle-minded” and that “God raises up leaders for nations with the sole purpose of improving the lives of people they have been ordained to serve”.
He made the comments in response to an abortive ‘Ghana in Prophesy’ conference organised recently by one Reverend Eli Lumor and his wife, Madam Nimatu. Madam Nimatu was overheard in a conversation saying government had made available an amount of GH¢40,000 for the programme.
One Prophet Segbene Xenodzi, who was billed to speak at the conference but withdrew at the last hour, exposed the main intent of the event when he claimed that it was meant to sing the praises of the President and also prophesy that he had been ordained by God to rule the country for another term.
This, according to the NPP General Secretary, “has proved beyond all reasonable doubts the extent to which the NDC will go to portray President Mills as a Christian”. He stressed that “the NPP simply cannot understand why the NDC, under President Mills, who claims to be a Christian, humble and eschews profligate spending, will want to spend hard-earned taxpayers’ money to engage in religious fraud”.
The opposition party said it was baffled by revelations of how the ruling NDC, under the leadership of President Mills, had sought to drag Christianity and Men of God into their hypocritical holier-than-thou propaganda towards the 2012 general elections.
The NPP said it was therefore convinced that “the NDC’s plan of using our revered pastors in their quest to score cheap political points is certainly degrading to Christianity and the role played by men of God in discerning the spiritual and moral state of a nation as revealed to them by God”.
It has asked the NDC “to desist from spreading their false propaganda on to the realm of false prophecies that is not Godly” since, according to the party’s General Secretary, “the Bible makes us understand that prophets did not look into some kind of crystal ball and see events happening thousands of years after their own lifetimes”.
Instead, he noted, “they were challenging people of their own world, especially their political rulers, to remain faithful to God’s commandments and/or to repent and turn back to God if they had strayed” and “conveying messages from God, who had called or commissioned them, rather than speaking on their own initiative or authority”.
Kwadwo Owusu Afriyie emphasised, “If a leader cannot do this, but will resort to seeking false prophecies from pastors in order to convince the people he serves then he certainly has no business being in politics.”
Source Daily Guide Ghana