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If we cannot follow this American democracy, let’s stop it – Pentecost Chair tells Bawumia, Bagbin and others

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Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin, and several members of Ghana’s parliament likely had much to ponder after an engagement with Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Chairman of the Church of Pentecost.

In a viral video of the meeting, Apostle Nyamekye urged Ghanaians to embrace selflessness.

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“Your Excellency, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President of the Republic of Ghana; convenor of this meeting, the Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin; Your Ladyship, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, Chief Justice of the Republic of Ghana; for the sake of time, please permit me to address the rest of us as ladies and gentlemen, good evening.

“… all of us who desire to have a good name, you need to serve humanity. Now, the suggestion that I’m going to offer is this: live and work for the good of people,” the pastor said.

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Addressing the politicians directly, Nyamekye criticized the monetization of democracy in Ghana, warning it could lead to criminals leading the country.

“Maybe I should turn here and look at the faces of my parliamentarians. You are making democracy too expensive. The monetisation of what we call democracy is dangerous. Soon we are not going to have good leaders because you will need people who have cash, and it doesn’t matter where they got the cash from.

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“This thing is dangerous. If we think that we cannot follow this American democracy, let us stop it. Let us design something that would help this nation. It is dangerous, and I’m even afraid of the future; I’m afraid of the future,” he fumed.

He also condemned politicians for deceiving Ghanaians with trivial gifts like cutlasses and lanterns instead of implementing measures to improve their lives.

“How can you deceive people just by buying a cutlass for them, and you pride yourself on it? What a shame. I pray that God will save this land. God will save this land because many of us are poor, and instead of investing in them, you deceive them with lanterns and cutlasses. May God have mercy on us,” he said.

Throughout the address, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin listened quietly. The event elicited mixed reactions, with some attendees clapping and others covering their mouths in disbelief.

Watch video below from 19:00:

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