General News of Fri, 31 Aug 201868
Those predicting Mahama’s win in 2020 elections are simply hungry – Owusu Bempah
The Founder and Leader of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, has claimed that Former President John Mahama will lose the 2020 elections.
He further stated that anyone who tells Mahama anything to the contrary is only deceiving him.
Speaking on Neat FM, the man of God added that some pastors, as well as Mahama’s friends are giving him false hope because of money.
“I’m very sad Mahama is listening to people and going back to stand for the flagbearership race. He needs to see himself as an ex-President. I really don’t know those deceiving him, but those pastors and friends who are calling for his comeback and predicting his win are only doing so because of his money”, he said.
Rev. Owusu Bempah’s comment follows former President John Mahama’s decision to pick his nomination forms to contest the 2020 presidential elections of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
He officially announced his intention to contest the 2020 polls on Thursday, August 23, 2018, the day on which forms were picked on his behalf.
Several persons including Ghana’s former High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Victor Smith, and the party’s National Organizer, Kofi Adams, have argued that Mahama is the party’s best hope for victory in 2020.
But Rev Owusu Bempah believes God has already rejected the former president. He said it will be a waste of time on the part of Mahama to contest in 2020 because he won’t win.
In all, about 11 NDC stalwarts have allegedly revealed their intent to contest as flagbearer of the party.
Had the honour of receiving the family of the late Kofi Annan, a former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) in my office on Monday. The family of the celebrated diplomat formally announced his sad passing and the funeral arrangements. Kofi Annan has for years been a source of pride to every Ghanaian and almost all Africans. His good name and reputation robbed off positively on us as a country. As President, I worked with the late Kofi Annan on several projects, the last being a couple of trips in and out of Geneva when he personally decided to help with the mediation of the maritime dispute between Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. I looked forward to meeting him in Zimbabwe where he led a pre-election Mission, but unfortunately that did not happen. I have signed the Book of Condolence opened in Accra and also sent a personal letter of condolence to the family. I am particularly thankful that our dear nation would have the opportunity to pay their last respect to him. We must celebrate this illustrious son. He lived a fulfilling life. He achieved what most people will never be able to achieve in a life time.