The Methodist Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese, Rt. Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwi-Ayensu who a year ago took the late President John Atta Mills to the cleaners for answering to the ‘Asomdwehene’ title because in his opinion the title was the preserve of God and should not be shared with any creature on earth, has today…,
…in a shocking manner opined that the title instead best describes Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo –Addo, defeated presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
As if the Almighty creator had now communicated to the Methodist Bishop that His title can be shared with mankind, Rt Rev Bosomtwi-Ayensu is pushing seriously for the ‘Asomdwehene’, which means “King of Peace” be conferred on the 2012 leader of the elephant party, a political organization many believes the Bishop has strong ties with.
Speaking at the inauguration of the Brahabebome Circuit of the Methodist church at Obuasi, the Methodist Bishop, either has forgotten about his earlier admonishment or was using the pulpit to champion his parochial interest, stressed: “we are not doing politics here, but if there is any title that best describes Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo -Addo, then this man must be called the better and original Asomdweehene.”
According to the Bishop, the current peace being enjoyed in the country should be attributed to the decision by Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to resort to court instead of exhorting party supporters to violence.
It would be recalled that, on the basis of pockets of violence that marked the biometric registration exercise in some of the registration centers last year; a phenomenon which was characteristic of all registrations exercises since 1992, the Rt. Rev Stephen R. Bosomtwi-Ayensu warned President Mills to reject the name ‘Asomdwehene’ or face the wrath of God.
According to Rt Rev Bosomtwi-Ayensu, the name is the preserved of Christ and, therefore, he is pleading with Ghanaians who continuously refer to the late President as ‘Asomdwehene’ to stop or will be subjecting him to God’s wrath.
“The title belongs to our Lord and God and if any man tries to use this title for himself then he is being blasphemous”. Rt. Rev. Bosomtwi-Ayensu told XYZ News last year.
Though acknowledging that he is aware President Mills has never appropriated to himself the title ‘Asomdwehene’, he nevertheless has a problem with people who refer to him as such, insisting they are doing the President a great disservice.
“I am just advising Ghanaians not to incur the wrath of God on our President. He must reject the name and have his peace because he is not in contention with anybody”. The man of God said.
The Methodist Bishop then cited the brutal murder of former Libyan strongman, Muammar Gaddafi by rebels “because he referred to himself as ‘King of Kings’”.
“Look at Gaddafi, he called himself King of Kings and his end was not good”. He arrogantly stated.
Interestingly and in a very strange and mysterious circumstance, the Methodist Bishop is now on his “knees” pleading with Ghanaians to bestow on Nana Akufo-Addo the ‘Asomdwehene’ title that he has cautioned against its use.