Apostle Professor Opoku Onyinah, the Immediate Past Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, says he prays for an end of the practice where parliamentary candidates share monies to delegates to vote for them.
He said this was because the parliamentary candidates were supposed to be advocates for judicious use of state funds, and be national heroes in the fight against bribery and corruption, lateness and laziness towards work.
Apostle Onyinah said this on Sunday when delivering a sermon at the National Thanksgiving Service, organised by the New Patriotic Party (NPP), at the Forecourt of the State House, following the Party’s victory in the 2020 general election.
He appealed to the leadership of the Party to serve in humility and graciousness, recognising themselves as not more of citizens than others, and strive for the common good of all.
“A gracious person knows not only of his rights but also his responsibilities to his nation and respects the rights and interests of others,” he said.
Speaking on the theme: “Jesus is For All,” Apostle Onyinah asked the Party leadership, and all political parties fighting to attain power, to erase the thoughts of suppressing the vulnerable with their actions and inactions, as that could lead to their failure.
“You must be leaders who shall include and support all, irrespective of where they come from and what party they belong to,” he added.
Touching on the conduct of some “supposed men of God,” Apostle Onyinah said true prophets were the epitome of wisdom and knowledge and ensured that their ministry did not drive the nation into a state of confusion.
“I appeal to those who call themselves prophets to exercise patience and wisdom in their dealings and not prophesy on who is going to be president or not or who is going to die, but give an empowerment on what can help to promote peace and national cohesion and development.”
He asked the NPP and the National Democratic Congress to do their homework well before contesting the next election, adding that the almost equal parliamentary seats for both parties meant God wanted them to work together in the next Parliament for the good of the country.