Thursday 25th August, 2016
Adams Okae, GNA
Abetifi, Aug 25, GNA – The newly elected
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana (PCG), the Reverend Professor
Cephas Omenya, has pledged to lead the church to bring hope to the people.
He said he would work hard to grow the
church – help to deepen the faith of the congregation and win new members.
Speaking after his election by the General
Assembly in Abetifi in the Kwahu East District, he thanked God and the church
for the opportunity and promised not to disappoint.
The Rev Prof Omenya, 57, and the Provost of
the College of Education, University of Ghana, received an overwhelming
endorsement by the delegates – garnering 96.76 per cent of the votes cast.
This came after his two other contestants,
the Rev Prof Joseph Obiri Yeboah Mante, President of the Trinity Theological
College, and the Rev Dr. Hubert Anim Oppong, Chairperson of the North American
Presbyterian Church, withdrew their nomination after the first round of voting.
He polled 114 votes out of the 230 votes cast
during the round one of voting while the Rev Prof Mante, secured 60 votes, with
the Rev Dr. Oppong, receiving 27 votes.
The pair, then pulled out of the contest and
in the subsequent vote he picked 209 votes with just 21 delegates disapproving
of his election.
The out-going Moderator, the Rev Prof
Emmanuel Martey, urged the congregation to support, show good understanding and
to give his successor the needed cooperation to move the church forward.