The General Overseer of the Glorious Word Power Ministries International, Apostle Isaac Owusu Bempah, has welcomed with shock a statement from the Office of the National Chief Imam.
A response to the statement explained that the attention of the church was drawn to the publication on Ghanaweb by Chief Imam’s Spokesperson Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, for which clarity was given in a “friendly” conversation.
The church had explained to His Eminence Sheikh Dr Osman Nuhu Sharubutu’s Spokesperson that the publication was misleading and false.
“It comes as a shock to us that in spite of the cordiality and harmony which exists between the office of the National Chief Imam and Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah and after all assurances given by us, the former issued a strong-worded press statement with very unpleasant descriptions of Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah,” the response signed by a Senior Pastor of the church, Rev. Dr Emmanuel A. Annorbah (ACII-G), said.
“We wish to state emphatically that Apostle Dr Isaac Owusu Bempah has not at anytime claimed that the Chief Imam visits or consults him to look into his destiny,” it added on Thursday, January 5.
It described the publication as only “actuated by malice, a desire for profit, sensationalism and calculated to disrupt the peaceful and cordial relationship between the Chief Imam and Apostle Dr. Isaac Owusu Bempah”.
‘Charlatan on the pulpit’
The church protested the description of its General Overseer as a “charlatan on the pulpit” as contained in the statement from the Office of the National Chief Imam.
“We revere and hold our General Overseer in high esteem as much as we love and respect His Eminence the National Chief Imam.”
It urged Sheikh Dr Sharubutu “to disregard the falsehoods peddled about Apostle Dr Isaac Owusu Bempah in the interest of fostering brotherly co-existence, harmony and peace”.