Chairman of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Reverend Professor Paul Frimpong Manso has cautioned Christian leaders against prophesying the outcome of the December polls.
According to him, such prophecies are a recipe for chaos ahead of the election.
Rev. Prof. Frimpong-Manso who spoke at a forum organized by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs said “we as clergies are not to give prophecies on winners of 2020 polls. We have seen what is happening in America. Elections in this country are won solely on campaigns, convincing people to vote, after which the Electoral Commission declares winners.”
He further explained that such prophecies have the tendency of causing commotions in the country.
“We of GPCC have not sanctioned such things. We are not a party to this. And we believe that continuous prophecies of winners will bring confusion. Have we thought of situations where people do not win elections, especially after their pastors have assured them of victory? That alone can bring confusion, so we are appealing to the clergy not to get involved in politics.”
“How can God say that candidate A will win and the same God will tell another pastor that candidate B will win? It is confusing, totally ridiculous,” he added.
He said most of the pastors behind such prophecies cannot be traced under any recognisable umbrella body.
“Unfortunately, these things are attributed to the charismatic and pentecostal churches, and the irony of it is most of these people are not known.”
Desist from prophesying about election 2020 – Kontihene
Nana Oboaman Bofotia Boamponsem II, Kontihene of the Sunyani Traditional Council, earlier made the same call urging religious leaders to desist from prophesying the outcome of the upcoming polls.
He said such prophesies are bound to cause political tension in the country since every political party is eager to win.