General News of Sunday, 3 March 2019
The president of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC) Rev. Dr. Frimpong Manso has described political vigilantism as “wicked, evil, satanic and demonic”.
He said it is a threat to public peace and has expressed the Council’s readiness to help eradicate it.
“In fact, the President [Nana Akufo-Addo] has come out to say that he gives one-week mandate for it to be disbanded. We were really happy and commended him, the one week has passed, we are still counting our three months.
“Thank God the flagbearer of the NDC [National Democratic Congress] has also spoken. And he said that he also eschews vigilantism and he asked that the President brings in the Christian Council and eminent clergy to be part of the body that will oversee it. We are waiting to be invited and GPCC promises to be part if we are called to handle this wicked, evil, satanic and demonic vigilantism in the 21st century Ghana,” Rev. Dr. Manso said Sunday during the launch of the 50th anniversary of GPCC in Accra.
He added: “On this platform I want to declare to all that from now onwards GPCC want to call them militia because they are militia groups using the name vigilantism and their leaders I want to say that we should pronounced them as warlords. Every vigilante leader is a warlord who have got nothing good for our country”.
Rev. Dr. Manso said the Council will persuade its eight million members to reject any political party or politician who harbours vigilantes.
GPCC was established in 1969 by four Churches – Church of Pentecost, Apostolic Church International, Christ Apostolic and Assemblies of God. The Council has over 250 Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches with about eight million members making it the largest Christian body in Ghana.