The Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) has thrown its weight behind the presiding bishop of the Perez Chapel International, Bishop Charles Agyinasare who has come under fire from foot soldiers of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for his criticisms of the Akuffo-Addo led government.
The bishop over the weeks had been consistently lambasting the Akuffo-Addo administration for deliberately collapsing banks belonging to their political opponents and stripping people of their citizenship in the name of compiling a new voters register.
His comments didn’t go down well with some Ghanaians and supporters of the New Patriotic Party, some of whom have started threatening the man of God.
The GPCC in a statement signed by its President, Rev. Professor Paul Frimpong Manso has declared support for the man of God.
“The purpose of this statement is to declare our strong support for the Presiding Bishop, who is a long-standing member of the Council and who rose to occupy the very high position of First Vice-President of the Council,” Rev. Prof Frimpong Manso said in the statement.
The statement further called the attacks and threats against the bishop “unfortunate”. The leadership of the GPCC continued to explain why sermons from Charles Agyinasare are going the way they are going. They pleaded with the media to stop twisting statements from the man of God for clikbaits.
“We wish to recall that since the beginning of the month of July, the Presiding Bishop has been teaching on the theme: ‘Building A Future After Covid-19’.
“The purpose is to help build a foundation for youth development as the next generation to take over this nation. In doing this, the Presiding Bishop has been highlighting issues on the political landscape, the attitude of civil servants and the clergy front, which should not have been so and which could be done differently”.
“He has also sought to draw examples from his personal life, including his marriage, his financial dealings to encourage the youth that in the midst of present-day promiscuity, it is possible to live a life of chastity and integrity”, the statement explained.
“We urge the press and the general public not to twist, distort, misrepresent, misreport or take out of context statements made by the Presiding Bishop and give them sensational headlines with the objective of giving the Presiding Bishop a ‘political bad name’ in order to hang him”.