The General Overseer of the Perez Chapel International Bishop Agyin Asare has condemned Ghanaian politicians for practically hijacking all institutions in the country, saying they have invaded and taken over every pillar of society.
“I established the other day that there are seven pillars that uphold every society. These pillars are: government or politic; economy or business; education or academia; family, religion; sports & entertainment and the media. Unfortunately for us, we have allowed politics to dominate all the other pillars in this country,” Agyin Asare noted.
He cited instances where scientific or medical decision have been taken over by politicians, particularly during the current COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana. “Medical decisions for our nation are not made by medical professionals, they are made by politicians, and, so, we can all be dying as long as the decisions meet political whims and caprices”, Bishop Agyinasare said on Sunday, 12 July 2020 at the Perez Dome, Dzorwulu during his first virtual service.
Bishop Agyinasare warned that as a nation, “We must not allow politics to destroy our institutions because it is not the only pillar of society”, adding: “That means that we must have just balances and the laws of a nation are there to do that”.
The preacher has been particularly pissed with the Akufo Addo administration’s handling of the COVID-19 protocols. He recently fired the government for endangering the lives of Ghanaians by forcing them to mass up amidst potential infection of COVID-19 to register in the new voters register being compiled by the Electoral Commission (EC).
The New register is widely seen as a clever attempt by the EC to manipulate the December 2020 general elections in favour of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP).