A member of the Government’s Communication Machinery is accusing the New Patriotic Party (NPP) of hyping the recent messages by some renowned men of God saying the opposition party wants to use their remarks as a campaign tool for the 2016 elections.
The General Overseer of Action Chapel International, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams last month raised the Ghanaian cedi note and offered a fervent prayer, commanding the Cedi to rise since the country’s currency was dwindling at the fastest rate.
“….I hold up the cedi with prayer and I command the cedi to recover and I declare the cedi will not fall; it will not fall any further. I command the cedi to climb. I command the resurrection of the cedi. I command and release a miracle for the economy” he declared.
And over the weekend, Dr. Mensa Otabil, General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church, openly said prayers cannot save Ghana’s economy nor improve it from its current circumstances; but only a focused vision with a clear-cut plan towards shoring up the economy.
But Gordon Ako-Gunn believes the message was meant for Ghanaians and not only for President Mahama and his NDC government as the opposition NPP want to portray.
He accused the opposition New Patriotic Party of deliberately employing the services of some journalists and their communicators to scout these churches for messages which have economic and political drives to form the next agenda against Mahama government.
“They don’t have anything to campaign on and based on that they have started using religious messages to set their agenda….NPP has lost credibility…….NPP set their journalists and communicators to some churches to set agenda for the week. When men of God are led by the spirit to preach messages which have political and economic lines then it is planted in the newspapers for discussion the following week,” he claimed.