Some chiefs are likely to flee and leave their sandals behind in disgrace after the elections for their open involvement in partisan politics, the Founder and Leader of Open Arms Ministries/Jesus Chapel in Kumasi, Apostle Kofi Nkansah-Sarkodie, has said.
He said some pastors also face the same fate like the chiefs for their political prophecies. “Some chiefs and pastors will bow their heads in shame after the elections for their partisan stance,” he said
The Minister of the Gospel, who also answers to Brother Saint Sark, said 98% of pastors are disgracefully partisan and are not honest with their prophecies.
According to the church leader, some of the prophecies are not divine and lack direction and discernment.
The man of God, who claims to be a representative of Jesus in Ghana, said pastors, should be truthful and wary of false prophecies, because no one particular political party would rule forever.
He said at the monthly media encounter on the political front in Ghana on Monday that the scriptures have outlined the yardstick for choosing national leaders, and that Christians should know better and not just join the band wagon of some of the pastors, who are openly indulging in partisan politics blindly.
He said Matthew 12:25-28 and 1Timothy 3:1-7 have provided the requirements that should guide the electorate to make informed decisions in choosing leaders.
The servant of the Lord Jesus Christ said discerning Christians should be able to point to the next President, based on the conduct of aspirants, in line with the scriptures, and not to be deceived by the false prophecies of some pastors.
Apostle Nkansah-Sarkodie, however, ruled out violence in the 2016 elections, saying Ghana would experience the most peaceful atmosphere before, during, and after the December polls.
“The December elections would be the most free, fair, peaceful and transparent ever to be held in the country,” he prophesised, saying the elections would be “one touch”.
He cautioned against electoral violence, claiming the perpetrators would be exposed before their activities are carried out. “Those who intend to disrupt the elections risk not living to partake in the elections,” he warned.
The church leader has, therefore, called on security personnel and crime officers to be on the lookout for perpetrators of political violence, ahead of the elections, suggesting that the security agencies should convene, strategise and adopt a roadmap for peace.
He said the police must use the maximum of their minimum force to protect society from violence, and urged them not to spare anybody found to be indulging in political violence.
He stressed that elections are not warfare, and that democracy has come of age in Ghana, and called on Ghanaians to be honest with them, and be guided by God’s directions in choosing leaders.