General News of Saturday, 19 July 2014
Central Regional Secretary of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC), Bernard Allotey Jacobs, has fired a salvo at the Methodist Bishop of Obuasi Diocese for criticizing President Mahama.
He indicated that the reason behind Rt. Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwe-Ayensu’s critique of the Mahama-led administration is because he is “demon possessed”.
The Methodist Bishop has been critical of the Mahama-led administration for failing to find an antidote to the deteriorating economic conditions in the country.
He believes President Mahama’s inability to redeem the much touted Better Ghana Agenda is an affront to his administration.
Rev. Bosomtwe-Ayensu was particular alarmed when the president in spite of the economic situation presented 13 four wheel drive cars to the National House of Chiefs at the expense of the suffering masses.
He was convinced it was an attempt to bribe the chiefs and coerce them to kowtow to his [Mahama] whips and caprices.
The Methodist Bishop’s critique has angered members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who say he is doing the bidden of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In the same vein, a livid Allotey Jacobs on Asempa FM’s Ekosii Sen programme on Friday likened the conduct of the Methodist Bishop to a “doomsayer”.
Recognizing the fact that everyone is entitled to their own opinion, he said the penchant of Rev. Bosomtwe-Ayensu to use the pulpit to propagate his partisan agenda is sickening.
Allotey Jacobs believes the Methodist Bishop is not “a real man of God because his name Bosomtwi is a name of a deity”.
He called on the Methodist church to as a matter of urgency extricate him [Bosomtwi-Ayensu] from the church to save them the little integrity left.
“This so-called Methodist Bishop is being the name of the church into disrupt. The leadership of the church must take a drastic action before it is too late” he stressed.
Allotey Jacobs urged all members of the NDC to treat the unfortunate comment by the Bishop with disrupt and help government to achieve the Better Ghana Agenda promise.