The Member of Parliament for Tema East constituency, Titus Glover has expressed shock at the Methodist Diocesan Bishop of Tema, the Right Reverend Thomas Brown Forson for stopping him and one other leading politician in the NDC from using the diocesan conference to campaign.
He said it was weird for the Bishop to prohibit them from campaigning when, according to him, the clergy themselves are to a large extent involved in the politics of the day.
He said inasmuch it was a gathering of the saint, all they sought to do on such platform was to campaign on what they have done for the masses and not to have waded into dirty politics.
“The men of God also do politics; when they have the opportunity on their pulpits they talk about politics. And if the real politicians are in your midst to connect to their supporters and talk about what they have done, you prevent them from doing so. We don’t have much to say on this, since there are so many ways we can look at to reach out to the people to vote for me and my party,” Titus Glover told host Fiifi Banson on Anopa Kasapa on Kasapa FM.
The Methodist Diocesan Bishop of Tema, the Right Reverend Thomas Brown Forson, at the weekend, stopped two leading politicians in the metropolis from using the diocesan conference to campaign.
The Tema Metropolitan Chief Executive, Mr. Isaac Ashai Odamtten, and the NPP Member of Parliament for Tema East, Mr. Titus Glover, had sought opportunity to address the 19th annual synod of the church.
Although Bishop Forson granted them the permission, he barred them from speaking on party lines, saying that should not be encouraged, especially in this election season when many politicians are likely to visit churches.
He advised the clergy not to allow politicians to use the pulpit to promote themselves.