The Vice President of the Republic of Ghana, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, has tasked politicians and other leaders to emulate The Church of Pentecost and focus on the politics of ideas and data than a ‘politics of insults and deception.’
Speaking at the 46th Session of the General Council Meeting of The Church of Pentecost at the Pentecost Convention Centre, Gomoa Fetteh, on Wednesday, May 3, 2023, Dr Bawumia said he was impressed by the State-of-the-Church Address read by Apostle Eric Nyamekye, the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost because it was full of positive acts and evidence of data.
He admonished politicians in Ghana to shine light on national discourse, saying, “Let us focus on data to shine light on our challenges to bring solutions.”
The Vice President was particularly impressed with how The Church of Pentecost has become a global icon from her small beginnings. He said the success story of the church provides the nation and other institutions with an example of how commitment and dedication can result in transformational impact. He expressed his delight at the governance system of the church.
He commended the Chairman of the church for being state-minded and influencing the public discourse with his example of word and deed.
“Your concern and love for the nation as a Church is infectious and has indeed impacted many other churches. The government of Ghana fully recognises,” he stated.
Dr Bawumia called on the churches in Ghana and politicians to study the ways of The Church of Pentecost and work assiduously to achieve the kind of success the church keeps chalking from year to year.
Touching on the leadership style of the Chairman of The Church of Pentecost, Dr Bawumia said: “Your leadership prowess, godliness, virtues, and rich counsel have been felt in every facet of Ghanaian society, including the seat of government’.
He bemoaned the politics of deception in Ghana and tasked Christendom in Ghana to work on discipling the politicians in their midst.