- Rev. Owusu Bempah has warned the NPP against selecting Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as its flagbearer
- He said God is against Bawumia becoming president
- Owusu Bempah added that the party will lose the 2024 elections should Dr. Bawumia lead it into the 2024 elections
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Controversial pastor, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah, says the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) will lose the 2024 elections if the party presents a non-Christian presidential candidate.
In effect, the head pastor of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry believes the NPP will be booted out of the Jubilee House with Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia as its flagbearer.
The vice president is the only prominent non-Christian in the elephant fraternity being widely tipped to succeed President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the NPP’s presidential candidate in the 2024 elections.
He is seen by many political watchers as the key to breaking the 8-year cycle.
Owusu Bempah, however, has other ideas and he disclosed this during a sermon in his Church according to a Peace FM report. He said the NPP could lose the elections should a non-Christian lead it into the 2024 elections.
“God has revealed something about the NPP to me. It is the hardened heart of one person. God does not want NPP to stay in power because of that person. He is the second in command,” the controversially maverick pastor stated in an obvious reference to the vice president.
“One thing God forbids is for someone to touch Christians or followers of Christ so if you have any intention to victimize Christians with your power, God will not let you enjoy the power. This is a prophecy, not an advice. NPP may not be able to hold on to power because of one person. Just because of that person. God knows the person’s heart and that person won’t help Christians if he is given power,” he added.
Owusu Bempah’s ‘prophesy’ sparked wild reactions on social media and YEN.com.gh compiled a few.
Solomon Tabiri said: “NPP as a political party must dissociate and distance itself from this and condemn such acts.”
Issaka Somaila Banse stated: “Sometimes one needs to hold himself from using some words when commenting on such pronouncements. May Allah guide our tongue.”
Cosmos Mckonzy Osei Jr. observed:” …And the mind games start again
instead of telling their Jesus Ghana is suffering look what’s going on
well, I don’t blame him it’s his business.”
Afum Charles added: “Do you think God thinks about African election? We are tired of this mind games, preach the Gospel for repentance, 21st century we do not need prophecy God is working through our hearts!”
Awuraba Eshun said: “We tolerate too much in this country. Just too much!”
Maysu Ismail stated: “This is not prophecy; this is tribalism and the hate for Muslims. How can God almighty prophecies to bleaching man like Owusu Bempah.”
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Mansur Issah observed: “Keep playing politics with religion and you will surely see the end results. Peace in this country Will One day disappear if care is not taken. Always spreading hate speech. Which religious book says God does not like non-Christians Leaders? I know importance of peace that's why I don't support hate speech from anyone be it a Christian or a Muslim.”
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh reported that the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Dr. Daniel S.M Torto declared that “no man can dim the light” of Dr. Bawumia.
The vice president will be battling the likes of Trade and Industry Minister, Alan John Kwadwo Kyeremanten and the Agriculture Minister for the chance to lead the NPP into the 2024 elections.
A recent survey by the European Public Policy Institute (EPPI) disclosed that Dr. Bawumia has an “upper hand” over the trade and industry minister as the successor to President Akufo-Addo as the NPP’s presidential candidate for the 2024 elections.
Addressing congregants at the Easter Sunday Service of the Anglican Diocese of Accra, Rt. Rev. Torto urged the vice president to remain resolute and work for God and man because he is on a worthy cause.
“There is light ahead of you and only God can put that light off. No man and I mean no man can dim your light…,” the man of God told the vice president when he joined members of the church for the Easter Sunday worship.
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