The founder and head of Glorious Word Power Ministry International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has given an explanation for his choice to decline President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo’s invitations and to not see the president at Jubilee House.
Rev. Bempah claims that although he has great regard for the president and their connection, he has chosen to avoid him because of the treatment he gets from those close to the president, such as First Lady Rebecca Akufo-Addo.
“I’ve not been to him (Vice President Dr Bawumia) and be frowned at by anyone before. The way he and his wife adore me whenever they see me is lovely, his wife likes me.
“But for someone I would go to and your wife will be frowning at me, why would I come? I won’t. No, I won’t. For me to come to you and your wife will see me and frown? I will never come because of your wife,” he told Kwame Nkrumah Tikese of Okay FM in an interview.
Asked by the morning show host if he had done anything to offend the First Lady, Reverend Owusu-Bempah answered in the negative.
“I have not offended her at all. Me, Owusu-Bempah, I am not afraid of apologising when I am wrong. If there’s one thing, I am never shy of it is apologising,” he stated.
He emphasized that although he was instrumental in spiritual matters leading to President Akufo-Addo’s ascent to power, he has since counseled himself against his connection with the president because of others in his immediate vicinity.
“I have let go of everything but I am just explaining so no one goes to think that Rev. Owusu-Bempah still goes to the Jubilee House because that has brought me issues.
“Sometimes when he (the president) calls me and I go, peoples faces change as soon as I arrive there. They think I have too much access to him…” he stated.
“That has courted me a lot of hatred for which I once called Chairman Wontumi to complain. Now I have decided to sit somewhere and think about myself and rather support him in prayers from afar,” he added.