Bishop Charles Agyinasare has called our politicians, saying they must stop dividing the nation by branding a particular ethnic group as Togolese.
“Our politics must stop dividing us. Politicians must stop polarising our country”, he condemned in his Sunday, 12 July 2020 sermon.
“We used to be one country”, he observed, reminiscing: “In our boarding houses, we were bonded together: the Christian and the Muslim; the Ewe and Ashanti; the Ga and Dagbani or Frafra; the Dagaba and Nzema etc. We all stayed in one dormitory or hostel, so, we saw ourselves as one people”.
“It is not right for us to see some Ghanaians as foreigners”, he emphasised.
The founder of Perez Chapel International regretted that: “Today, our politicians see some Ghanaians as foreigners and so a 70-year-old blind man, Mr Christian Agbeviade, who had worked with the Ministry of Defence at Burma Camp for 30 years and now retired to his village, can be harassed by security forces to prove he is a Ghanaian because he is branded Togolese”.
Bishop Agyinasare said: “When I saw the video, my stomach churned as to what our country is coming to”, since, he said, “apparently, this old man was the in-law of the Moderator of the Global Evangelical Church (Right Reverend Dr Kwadzo Setorwu Ofori)”.
“You would say: ‘Bishop, is one person worth your talking?’ Yes”, he said.
He explained his concern as follows: “I left Tamale during the Konkomba-Nanumba war. It spilt over into Tamale because the Nanumbas, Dagombas and Mamprusis come from one father, so, if you touch one, you touch all”.
Bishop Agyinasare continued: “Some people rumoured in Tamale that Rawlings was supporting the Konkombas and, so, in Tamale, they went attacking Ewes because they believed the Ewes were supporting the Konkombas”.
He recalled: “They killed two Ewes – cut their heads and put them on poles parading the cities”.