NDC IS ANTI CLERGY – Pastor Pambuor
From Sebastian R. Freiku, Kumasi
PASTOR AKWASI Agyeman Pambuo of the Church of Christ Anointed Healing Ministry in Kumasi has branded the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government as anti-clergy, and that it has no respect for priesthood.
He said the NDC, under both the late President Atta Mills and President John Mahama, have adequately indicated that they have no respect for priests who are considered mere and ordinary persons.
According to the Kumasi pastor, the NDC party hierarchy has rained insults on the clergy anytime they (clergy) raised concerns on national issues, which attitude must stop.
He noted that the NDC had always maintained the position that the clergy was not meant for Politics and should concentrate on pastoral duties, instead of dabbling in politics and national affairs.
But Pastor Agyeman Pambuo has condemned this position, saying priests are Ghanaians who have the right to vote, and by extension qualified to deliberate on political issues.
“The Priest has every right to voice out his mind on national issues, as any other Ghanaian. This is why the religious bodies are appointed to the Peace Council by the government” he explained.
He said Priesthood is a divine institution by God for nations to exploit its benefits. “God gave priests the power to judge in the Old Testament days and that priests have the right and authority to mediate in cases even before the courts” he said.
He explained further that this institution has been endowed with the authority to judge and reprimand people for wrong doing or encourage those who pursue a right course.
Against the divine role of the clergy, Pastor Pambuo is not happy that the NDC, which choose to fight priests and urged them to stop fighting the clergy, else they face the wrath of God, quoting Malachi chapter 2.
“The NDC should not finger the eyes of the Priest, because they will be fingering the eyes of the Almighty God”, he warned.
Pastor Pambuo has, therefore, suggested that the National Peace Council should call for a round table discussion by all leaders of political parties, National Security, Electoral Commission and the Judiciary to dialogue and find best options for peaceful elections.
He said it is incumbent on the National Peace Council to live its name and ensure that all stakeholders are regulated by the rules of the game and not adopt abusive stance which can be chaotic and disrupt the elections.
The pastor prayed for a peaceful election in December but cursed those plan to plunge the nation into chaos for their selfish gain saying God would deal severely with such persons.
Short URL: http://thechronicle.com.gh/?p=48906