National Communications Officer of the opposition NDC, Sammy Gyamfi has heavily descended on the former presiding Methodist Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese, the Very Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu for his comment on former President Mahama.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, the bishop does not deserve the respect of Christians in Ghana due to his actions and utterances.
This reaction from the National Communications Officer follows a comment made by Bishop Ayensu on President Mahama and the NDC’s decision to repeal the controversial Electronic Transfer Levy.
Bishop Ayensu described the pronouncement by Mr. Mahama as backward and a deliberate attempt to deceive electorates ahead of the 2024 General Elections.
“A leading opposition party says this government has been borrowing to fund projects. But it [the government] has been strategic this time to introduce this homegrown policy to build our nation. So if someone says he will repeal this law when he wins power then such a person will not even win power to abort it. If the E-levy is a good policy why will you abolish it? Such people can’t even do it because history keeps guiding us. Such comments usually end up as a political talk and deceit,” the Methodist Bishop opined.
But reacting to the opinion of Bishop Ayensu, Sammy Gyamfi questioned the credibility of the Bishop as a true Man of God.
According to Sammy Gyamfi, the Man of God is hiding behind the cassock and the pulpit to engage in partisan politics for the benefit of the ruling New Patriotic Party which must be condemned.
“When it comes to Pastors of God, I have great respect for them. But some of the pastors, especially the one you just mentioned, Bishop Bosomtwi Ayensu are now going overboard. Their utterances and actions have now made it very clear that most of them are not pastors and do not deserve the respect of we Christians,” the National Communications Officer of the largest opposition party in the country noted.
He added that, “clearly, these are politicians in cassocks. I’m talking about Bosumtwi Ayensu. He is not a pastor. This is vile NPP propagandist in cassock, an unintelligent NPP politician in cassock who has decided to use his pulpit for the practice of politics.”
He therefore called on the Methodist Church Ghana to boldly come out and dissociate themselves from the comments of this Methodist bishop turned NPP Communicator.