The Executive Secretary of the Ghana Free Zones Board, Kwadwo Twum Boafo is incensed about the conduct of renowned cleric and immediate past Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rev. Prof. Emmanuel Martey in the public space calling for his removal from the National Peace Council.
He said Prof. Martey cannot continue to serve a dignified office when worse things have in the past been uttered by the Man of God, which seem to polarize the society and deepen the problems in Ghana’s politics.
“He’s mortgaged the whole of the Presbytery to NPP…I’ve been talking about this for many years and when I started saying it members of my party disagreed with me; Was I wrong or right? This same man goes to stand on pulpit and say that the President doesn’t have sense and nobody arrested him. Now he’s coupled the Presbyterian Church with the NPP. And he’s on the Peace Council- I wonder who put him there and why he should continue being there,” a livid Twum Boafo said on Radio Gold’s Alhaji and Alhaji political show Saturday.
Boafo’s remark comes in the wake of Prof. Martey’s assurances he gave recently to the 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, that the Church stands ready to partner with his party[NPP] to build Ghana.
That was in response to an appeal by Nana Akufo-Addo who, whilst addressing the 16thGeneral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church on Monday, August 22, described the Presbyterian Church as a progressive partner in the project of the self-confident and prosperous Ghana that the NPP seeks to build.
But the outspoken cleric have since been condemned by elements of the governing National Democratic Congress for his alleged affinity with the largest opposition NPP.
On the replacement of Prof. Martey’s position, Twum Boafo however had a word for the new moderator urging him to steer away from the wrong direction the past moderator- Prof. Martey led the Pesby Church into and exude the mark of a true christian leader.
“I’m happy that the Presbyterian Church has a new Moderator. And i hope and pray that this new moderator will steer himself away from some of these things. I’m told that over 170 Pastors wanted to become the new moderator;It tells me that many of them were unhappy with the direction Rev. Martey was taking the Church. I’m happy that from what I read of him[new Moderator] he seems like a moderate person. I hope that he doesn’t go and be a Judas and sell the Presby Church to the NPP for a few shekels of silver.”
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