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It’s dangerous, you are making democracy too expensive – Pentecost Chairman tells MPs

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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 following their engagement with the Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Eric Nyamekye.

In a viral video clip of the event, Apostle Nyamekye urged Ghanaians to lead selfless lives. Addressing the gathering, he said:

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“Your Excellency, Alhaji Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia, the Vice President of the Republic of Ghana; the convenor of this meeting, the Right Honourable Speaker of Parliament Alban Bagbin; Your Ladyship, Justice Gertrude Torkornoo, the 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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Turning to the politicians, he criticized their management of the country’s democracy, which he claimed had become overly monetized. He warned that this trend could lead to criminals assuming leadership roles.

“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,” the Pentecost chairman fumed.

He also criticized politicians for deceiving Ghanaians into voting for them with small items like cutlasses and lanterns, rather than implementing measures to improve the lives of ordinary citizens.

“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.

Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and Alban Bagbin were seen listening quietly as the pastor spoke. The event evoked mixed reactions, with some attendees clapping while others covered their mouths in astonishment.

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