November 23, 2020
President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council, Rev. Frimpong Manso has cautioned the clergy to desist from giving prophesies about which political party would win elections in Ghana.

According to him it is wrong, and that is what the United States of America finds itself currently. And further added that in Ghana, elections are won through campaigning, especially how well a party sells their ideas.

You have to tell Ghanaians to come and vote for you through the policies you sell to them, and the Electoral Commission counts the vote and declares the winner. “No one has got the mandate in Ghana to prophesize that this or that party would win”

“How can God say pastor A would win and pastor B would lose, it is confusing, and it is so ridiculous, these are some of the things that I would appeal to the clergy that, we do not get ourselves involved in; it is unfortunate, every time this is done, people think it is the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches (GPCC) ”.

Rev. Frimpong Manso pointed out that, GPCC does not know those who do that neither do they know where they come from and they do not know the bodies they are under and on behalf of GPCC, “I am saying that we do not sanction political wining prophecies”.

Again, when that continues it creates confusion as parties would say, “my prophet said I would be victorious and I have lost so someone has stolen the elections and that alone creates confusion”, he lamented.

Also pastors should stay within their mandate, as taking the authority on themselves to declare winners only bring about confusion.

He was speaking on Friday, November 20, 2020 on the last of series of dialogue orgnaised by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs ahead of this year’s Presidential and Parliamentary elections, which brought together religious leaders and the National Media Commission.

Kwaku Sakyi-Danso/