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The Methodist Bishop of Obuasi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu has since the National Democratic Congress (NDC) assumed the governance of the country in 2009 never found anything better with the government.
When the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills was President of the Republic of Ghana, the Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu stated that President Mills must stop calling himself the Asomdweehene, and that only Jesus Christ was the Asomdweehene, the King of Peace.
The same Methodist Bishop of Obuasi Diocese again stated later that Nana Akufo-Addo was the true Asomdweehene. Yes, Nana Akufo-Addo was now the Jesus Christ for Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu. God have mercy on this hypocrite Osofo.
Professor Mills never called himself Asomdweehene. People gave him that accolade because he always wanted peace to prevail in his life.
Now let me come to my main reason for writing this piece on Bosomtwe Ayensu.
Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu was a Police Officer of the Ghana Police Service and was Chaplain of the Ashanti Regional Police Command until he resigned in the year 2000.
In 1999, the then Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service, Reverend C. B. Ahwireng resigned from the Ghana Police to enable him to practise as a full time Reverend Minister of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana. Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu who was then of the rank of Superintendent of Police and the Chaplain of the Ashanti Regional Police Command was 200 percent “zoblazo” sure that he was going to be appointed the Chaplain-General to succeed Rev. Ahwireng.
Rev. Supt. Bosomtwe Ayensu tried to lobby the then Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, late Professor J. E. A. Mills for him to use his position as the Chairman of the Ghana Police Service Council and the Vice President as well as a member of the Methodist Church to influence the Police Administration to appoint him (Bosomtwe Ayensu) as the Chaplain-General. However, Professor Mills principled as he was told Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu that the appointment of Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service was the sole preserve of the Police Administration and not the Police Council or the Vice President.
So another Senior Police Officer who was also a Reverend Minister was appointed as the Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service to succeed Rev. Awhireng.
Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu was peeved for not getting the post as the Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service. So he wrote a letter attacking and insulting the then Ashanti Regional Police Commander, the then Inspector-General of Police, and other persons he perceived as being the stumbling block to his long-cherished dream of becoming the Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service, a well respected and an enviable position in the Ghana Police Service.
Having failed to get the appointment as the Head of the Ghana Police Service Chaplaincy, Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu swallowed his pride and out of humiliation resigned from the Ghana Police Service to practise as a full time Reverend Minister of the Methodist Church. The way and manner Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu resigned from the Ghana Police Service made the other Senior Police Officer who was appointed the Chaplain-General to also resign from the Ghana Police Service because he did not want to be seen as fighting over the Chaplaincy position with Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu.
Again, Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu harboured a deep-seated hatred in his heart against the late Professor Mills for not being able to use his position to help him to become the Chaplain-General of the Ghana Police Service.
It was no wonder that Rt. Rev. Stephen Bosomtwe Ayensu was always castigating the late President Mills. Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu has now extended his hatred against late Prof. Atta Mills to President John Mahama and the NDC government.
Every Ghanaian has the right to criticize the government when things are not going well in the country, but when the criticism stems from vengeance and hatred, then there is problem with the person who is criticizing. This is not a matter of NDC/NPP politics. Nobody should link Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu to NPP. His motive for criticizing the NDC government at any opportune time is purely personal, not as an NPP member. No matter how hard the NDC government works, Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu would never find it in good taste.
Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu was always full of controversies when he was the Chaplain of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, and was always at loggerhead with the then Ashanti Regional Police Commander and some Senior Police Officers in the region and at the National Police Headquarters in Accra.
How can someone who claims to be a man of God and a Bishop of the Methodist Church harbour such hatred in his heart against a fellow human being who was created in the image of God? To Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu, all I would say is, “If hate your brother and claim that you love God then you are a liar”.
I would plead with President John Mahama and the NDC government to focus on working hard to redeem the pledge they made to Ghanaians who voted for them and ignore people like Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu. No matter how hard the chicken dances, it would never please the hawk.
Stay tuned. My next piece on Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu will be on how he used some nasty words in a sermon against the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II because the Asante King did not honour an invitation from him (Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu) to visit the Ghana Police Church at the Central Police Barracks in Kumasi some few weeks after Otumfuo was installed as the new Asantehene.
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