Maverick NPP MP for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has rebuked the Christian Council for failing to call Prophet Badu Kobi to order after he made some unsavoury remarks about women in Ghana in a sermon, ABC News can report.
The visibly enraged legislator’s latest attacks follows the leader of the Glorious Wave Church International’s refusal to apologise for the comments indicating that they were pieces of advise and truth he offered to his congregants.
Prophet Emmanuel Badu Kobi in a sermon about a week ago, described women in Volta, Ashanti and Central Regions of Ghana as dormant, greedy and unwise and advised men not to marry from those tribes.
In a viral video gone round, he is heard suggesting that “Fanti women are foolish sometimes and Ewes too are doormats. But for Ashanti women no!” among other unpalatable descriptions.
But a displeased Kennedy Agyapong, questioned the relevance of the Christian Council as he expected them to be proactive in a moment like this to call the Prophet to order and safeguard the peace the country has enjoyed over time.
“We say we have Christian Council? They are bogus. If the comments were made by a politician, there would have been backlash from them. A pastor has made very awful remarks and all we heard was that pastor is not a part of the Council. As I sit here, do I know the difference between members of the Christian Council and those who aren’t part? Who has come out (from the Council) to condemn such comments?” he quizzed.
The outspoken MP also condemned women and gender activists, singling out Nana Oye Lithur, NDC MP aspirant for the Adentan seat.
He accused her of being an opportunist who cares less about women in general but takes advantage of incidents she believes will favour her course.
Buttressing his point, he counted how Nana Oye Lithur spearheaded a barrage of attacks on him, with mass of women backing her, after he made some remarks about the Charlotte Osei, then Electoral Commissioner.
In an interview on Net 2 TV and monitored by ABC News, the Assin Central firebrand retorted, “Women activist like Nana Oye Lithur, when I made remarks about Charlotte Osei, she was able to organise Queenmothers, women, against me. Where is Nana Oye Lithur? Where is she? Nana Oye Lithur is a shameless opportunist. Where is she, if indeed, she is fighting for women? Where are the Queen Mothers in this country? Where are they? Do we really have women in this country to take on this guy?”
“And you women, I don’t know what is wrong with you, what motivates you to still fellowship at his Church? We cannot allow this to go on in this country. The American President made racist comments, look at what is going on in that country? And a Pastor makes such comments as he did and everybody has kept quiet. You wake up wasting your time in his Church, what at all are you looking for from God, Ghanaian women? God has given you wisdom, use it,” he advised women who are still members of his congregation.