The Deputy General Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Koku Anyidoho has said the General Overseer of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC) Pastor Mensah Otabil’s pre-occupation now is to see the opposition New Patriotic Party(NPP) win power, so he can serve on juicy boards of some important state institutions.
According to him, Pastor Mensah Otabil for four years during the Mills’ administration consistently absented himself from all state programmes that had the national interest at heart even including national prayer services, but strangely now finds time to sit in NPP’s internal meetings.
Koku Anyidoho’s comments follow the recent meeting held at the instance of ex-President John Agyekum Kuffour where there were attempts to broker peace between the Presidential Candidate Nana Akufo Addo, National Chairman, Paul Afoko and General Secretary, Kwabena Agyepong.
The meeting was said to have been attended by some key senior clergymen including Pastor Mensah Otabil and Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev Prof. Emmanuel Martey among others.
Speaking to Kwaku Owusu Adjei on Si Mi So on Kasapa 102.3 FM Monday, Koku Anyidoho stated that Pastor Mensah Otabil has amply demonstrated that he does not love Ghana as he loves the NPP.
He prefers the NPP to Ghana, his wish is that NPP comes to power at all cost so he can serve on juicy boards again, use VVIP and then be the Mensah Otabil that he used to be. He was on juicy boards under President Kuffour and that is a fact”.
“I have no problem if he supports NPP because the NPP is not a criminal organization, its a political party but it’s instructive that working with President Mills closely and the way he cared for this nation and wanted people to hold hands and pray, Pastor Mensah Otabil didn’t have time for that one, but now has time for NPP meeting. Now if he makes his submission we know where he is coming from”.