Former Chairman of the Church of Pentecost, Apostle Professor Kwadwo Nimfour Opoku Onyinah has clarified that a post he made on social media, which caused uproar in some politics circles has nothing to do with the running mate to Dr Mahamudu Bawumia.
On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the 69 year-old clergyman posted a cryptic message on his Facebook page, which many interpreted it to mean he has been chosen as the running mate of the New Patriotic Party’s (NPP) flagbearer in this year’s elections, Dr Bawumia.
What fueled the meaning put on his message was that, his name has been mentioned as one of the persons being considered as running mate to the NPP flagbearer.
The message read: “The Lord has a reason for creating me. Burying my talent and making it redundant is doing a disservice to my family, church, nation, and world. If I fail to speak, to work, to contribute, I allow the ‘bad’ minority to rule and dictate. Often, the silence of the majority or a good one helps the noisy minority destroy society or even rule. (From my script on Words of Wisdom).”
His message elicited strong reactions from the political divide. Indeed, many comments under his post on Facebook, as well as other posts by individuals from the NPP and NDC were hard on him for various reasons.
As the bashing continued, Apostle Onyinah came back on Facebook on Sunday, February 11, 2024 with a clarification that sought to indicate that he had no interest in the NPP running mate issue.
Although he did not mention the name of any political party, his second post clearly pointed to the outrage that followed his earlier post on Facebook.
Starting with the two words, “ very interesting”, Apostle Onyinah explained that what he posted “has nothing to do with what is going on” adding that, perhaps it came at the wrong time.
Full clarification statement:
Very interesting. I coined my last post when we (The Church of Pentecost) adopted the theme, “Being a Good Steward of God in my Generation” in 2015. I examined the man who received one talent and hid it in the ground.
I then wrote, “The Lord has a reason for creating me. Burying my talent and making it redundant is doing a disservice to my family, church, nation, and world. If I fail to speak, to work, to contribute, I allow the ‘bad’ minority to rule and dictate. Often, the silence of the majority or a good one helps the noisy minority destroy society or even rule.” It has many lessons. Last night, I was looking for a quote that touched my heart on preaching to post it. As I could not find it and stumbled on this, I posted it. It has nothing to do with what is going on. Perhaps it has come at the wrong time. Timing is important. I still “keep my head” and place Christ first in whatever I do.