Koku Anyidoho, the deputy general secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), has said that Mensa Otabil, the general overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), is a doing the bidding of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
In an interview with Accra-based Kasapa FM on Monday, Anyidoho said Otabil was among those creating the impression that the John Mahama administration had failed.
His comments come after Otabil stated in a sermon in Sunday that life in Ghana was hard.
“Ghana is hard and that is not a political statement. “It’s a statement of reality that people are going through very difficult circumstances in their private lives, in their businesses, and people are struggling with certain necessities of life and sometimes when you go through these tough times, you need encouragement, he said.
The statement did not sit well with Anyidoho who said that if Ghana was indeed hard, the preacher should not take school fees from students in his Central University as way of helping them survive the hardship.
“Otabil is part of the people creating the impression that nothing good is happening in Ghana, that’s why we’re worried. He’s part of the propaganda. If Ghana is not nice …..he should make life better for the students who attend his university,” he said.
He accused Otabil of charging exorbitant fees in his university and urged him to consider introducing free education there if he was really concerned about improving the welfare of Ghanaians.