OBJECTIVITY SHOULD BE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MEN OF GOD WHO SPEAK ABOUT HAPPENINGS IN OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

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OBJECTIVITY SHOULD BE THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND MEN OF GOD WHO SPEAK ABOUT HAPPENINGS IN OUR POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Consistently, Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare has been immersing himself into our political landscape which, by every stretch of the imagination, could be counterproductive.

He appears to be leapfrogging the politicians themselves instead of concentrating on the shepherd’s role assigned to him by God.

The Leader of Perez Chapel International appears to have fallen victim to the tales of massaged and falsified pieces of propagandistic commentaries from some opposition elements and some chiefs who have decided to be more politicians than playing their roles as traditional rulers.

The Man of God believes the country is being polarized as some Ghanaians are being branded as Togolese. This, he believes, is detrimental to the peace and stability of the country.

The Man of God is either being misled by the suppliers of these lies or deliberately singing the hymns of the party he loves and cherishes with passion.

No one has branded any Ghanaian a Togolese. The people from the Volta Region are not Togolese. There is a country called Togo beyond our border.

Unless the Man of God is being dishonest or disingenuous, we all know that Togolese cross into Ghana, or better still, some political groupings recruit some Togolese to come and register and vote in Ghana.

The fact that they speak the same dialects as our people in the Volta Region does not make them Ghanaians. They are Togolese and should remain in Togo and not infiltrate our electoral system.

If these Togolese are being prevented from hijacking our electoral system worries the Man of God so much, then that is problematic because Ghanaians whether Voltarians or Kwahus or any other ethnic group within the four walls of our land, should determine who rules us.

While it is not sinful for the Man of God to have sympathies for the NDC, it is important that he always allows the Bible he preaches with to dictate to him at all times when he allows his political spectacles to roam around for issues to digest and admonish us about. He should allow objectivity to permeate his thinking when talking politics from the pulpit.

In my view, this position of his is lopsided and betrays the objectivity his chosen profession demands from him.

Would I be asking for too much to urge the leader of the Perez Chapel International to take off his politically tainted cassock and wear the one that seeks to unite but not divide Ghanaians along political and ethnic lines?

I am on a retirement taking men of God on, hence this harmless piece on what the venerable Man of God has said. He should concentrate more on shepherding God’s sheep and not those in the political arena, especially when he cannot be objective.

P.K.Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.

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