The opposing National Democratic Congress (NDC), has applauded the Methodist Church Ghana, for dissociating itself from comments made by one of its retired Bishop, Rev. Stephen R. Bosomtwe Anyesu about former President John Dramani Mahama.
The former Bishop had said that Mr. Mahama had little chances to becoming president again let alone his desire to cancel the controversial Electronic Transactions (E-Levy) that has been implemented.
His comment has seen the Methodist church come under some sort of attacks especially from members of the NDC.
However, the Methodist Church, distancing itself from the former Bishop said they’re not associated with any political party thus the comments made by Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu were his opinion and not the position of the church.
“The Methodist Church Ghana wishes to notify the general public that the Presiding Bishop is the official Spokesperson of the Church. We, therefore appeal to our noble friends of the media not to draw the name of The Methodist Church Ghana into the alleged statements made by the past Bishop and currently the Superintendent Minister of the Amakom Circuit of the Kumasi Diocese,” part of the statement reads.
But the NDC in a statement signed by its General Secretary Johnson Asiedu Nketiah, said, at no point did the party or its leadership assume that the church lent its support or endorsement whatsoever to the regrettable conduct of the Rt. Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu.
“The NDC wishes to reaffirm its cordial working relationship with the Methodist Church of Ghana which has been a worthy partner in our democratic and developmental journey as a nation.
“Indeed, several leaders of the NDC have been and are still devout members of the Methodist Church.
“We shall continue to hold the church in high esteem as a strong pillar of development in the areas of education, health, among others in our dear country, as we have trusted the church to remain a non-aligned stakeholder, a neutral arbiter and the moral compass of our society,” Asiedu Nketiah added.