Threats on Akufo-Addo: Mahama responds to 'warped' Owusu Bempah
The office of former President John Dramani Mahama has responded to the founder and leader of the Glorious Word Ministry International, Prophet Owusu Bempah, alleging that the former President and the National Democratic Congress plan to assassinate President Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Bawumia, Chairman Wontumi, Kennedy Agyapong and himself.
Rev. Owusu Bempah speaking on Oman FM's political morning show with Akua Asabea Croppa late last month said God revealed to him plans by the NDC to kill him, President Akufo-Addo and other bigwigs of the NPP.
He went ahead to mention former President John Mahama as the person behind the assassination and further described Mahama as a 'wicked person'.
But in a statement sign by the former President’s aide, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, said that the claims of the said pastor are false and therefore remain an imagination of a warped mind and effusions of a politically-tainted founder of a church who would say and do anything to attract attention to himself.
According to her the accusations are clearly calculated to distract the attention of the suffering masses of Ghana from the mounting issues of bad governance, corruption, insecurity, hardship and dishonesty.
Read full statement below
The attention of former President John Dramani Mahama has been drawn to claims made by a certain Pastor Owusu Bempah on Oman FM on 7th March, 2019 accusing the former president of planning to commit a crime.
In direct response to the said accusations, I am directed by Mr. Mahama to state that the claims of the said pastor are false. They remain imaginations of a warped mind and effusions of a politically-tainted founder of a church who would say and do anything to attract attention to himself.
As a known surrogate of the Akufo-Addo government, the said Owusu Bempah’s statements are clearly calculated to distract the attention of the suffering masses of Ghana from the mounting issues of bad governance, corruption, insecurity, hardship and dishonesty.
It is disgraceful that someone who claims to be a prophet of God would readily agree to be used to broadcast lies emanating from a vivid imagination instead of preaching the word of God. Never in the entire account of the bible has there been any anointed prophet of God who only praises a king and turns a blind eye to the evils committed in his reign.
Mr. Mahama would also like to take this opportunity to assure the good people of Ghana that he remains the peaceful, focused, people-loving, and gentle politician that he has always been.
He will not be distracted by the deliberately planned and concocted stories to keep afloat a scandal-mongering campaign against him by the ruling party.
Joyce Bawah Mogtari
March 14, 2019