The Methodist Church Ghana has distanced itself from the recent political ill-statements made by Rt Rev. Stephen Richard Bosomtwe-Ayensu, the Bishop of the Obuasi Dioceses in the Ashanti Region.
Rt Rev. Bosomtwe-Ayensu over the weekend descended heavily on former president John Dramani Mahama for claiming to scrap the controversial Electronic Levy also known as E-levy if he is voted into power in the upcoming 2024 general elections.
Addressing the media at the Methodist 25th Synod at Mount Zion Methodist Church that 2020 NDC flagbearer was not going to win any election to cancel the E-levy.
His statements has prompted the Member of Parliament for Builsa South Constituency in the Upper East Region, Dr Clement Apaak, on the ticket of the National Democratic Congress who has counselled the Methodist Bishop to withdraw his cassock and join the political fray to be properly identified.
The Methodist Church Ghana has finally responded.
The Church in a statement said the Presiding Bishop is the official spokesperson of the church and has, therefore, appealed to the media not to drag the name of the church into the alleged statements made by Rt Rev Bosomtwe-Ayensu.
The statement noted that the Methodist church continues to stay unattached to any political party.
It added that members can make their individual opinion as citizens of Ghana but that cannot represent as the official position of the church.
Read full statement by the Methodist Church Ghana below;
The Methodist Church has disassociated itself from the comments made by the Bishop who had a mental issue before. pic.twitter.com/GQb8Y7eRcW
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