General News of Sunday, 6 January 2019
Bempah for accusing the party of sending some irate youth to attack his church over his death prophecies.
The party has also lambasted him for claiming that the NDC has plotted to assassinate him.
A statement issued and signed by Deputy General Secretar, Peter Boamah Otukunor, asked the man of God to stop disgracing Christianity.
The statement said: “The attention of the Leadership of The NDC has been drawn to the allegations made by Rev Owusu Bempah on Asempa FM on Friday, 4th December, 2018 against the party. In the said interview the so called Man of God stated among other things that “largest opposition party the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has planned to assassinate him”.
Tbe parry said, “our initial inclination was to ignore these tantrums with the contempt it deserves. However upon second thought
and in view of the fact that these allegations border on criminality we feel compelled to amend our original position.
“The NDC unreservedly refutes the allegations by Rev. Owusu-Bempah regarding any involvement of the party in the events of January 3 at his church. His incantations preceding the public outcry have justifiably attracted enough widespread opprobrium.
It was our sincere hope, following the dignified intervention of the National Chief Imam, Rev. Owusu-Bempah, the spiritual advisor to President Akufo-Addo, would heed the cautions from Religious leaders and the wider Christian community to exercise restraint in his utterances.”
The statement continued: “Sadly, he persists in a display of levels of maturity and social consciousness that is beneath his age and stature.
Having sown the seeds of discord, chaos and intolerance across religious lines, he now extends this imprudence to today’s volatile political arena.
Again, we wish to state emphatically that the NDC had no hand in the vandalism of his church premises. Neither has the NDC engaged any assassins. These are fertile but unholy imaginations of Rev. Owusu-Bempah.
We in the NDC will not fall for this cheap attempt to draw us into the politico- religious quagmire that this NPP hireling has put the President in, but remain focused on the more important issues of national concern raised in our statement earlier in the week. If Owusu Bempah himself believes in these allegations he should know how to seek redress through the appropriate channels.
Accordingly, the NDC requests the general public to disregard the farcical and unfounded slander against our party and its membership. Our attention is focused on defending the dignity and decency of Ghana’s democracy in these trying economic times.
We will continue to beseech the grace of God for the people of Ghana, and remain steadfast in our faith in the promise of His goodness and mercy.”