Presidential advisor, Kojo Adu Asare, has condemned the Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Professor Emmanuel Martey, over his assertions that those petitioning the president to pardon the Montie 3 are “nation wreckers.”
The outspoken former MP for Adenta is disappointed at the speed with which Rev. Martey condemns any wrong thing associated with government and the ruling party without recourse to due diligence.
The Presby head condemned government appointees and all those appealing to President John Mahama to grant pardon to the three persons jailed for contempt by the Supreme Court.
“A nation is an entity, a people ruled by law; so if there are any people who are a lawless society then they are doomed. A country like America, when you break the law even if you are the President or a Presidential candidate and they get you, you’ll go to jail. I hear some people are saying what the Judges did was not right. Look, threatening to kill a Judge, it has happened before in Ghana, whoever has issues with the sentence of these three people are nation wreckers who must be condemned and not,” Rev. Martey told his congregation.
However, touching on the “nation wreckers” tag, Mr Asare responded that sometimes the position of the Man of God on issues like these leaves much to desire and asked him to be mindful of his utterances.
“Nation wreckers are supposed to be converted as they also need Christ in their lives. Christ never condemned anybody. He condemned the acts of such people and not the individuals involved. Christ hates sin. He doesn’t hate sinners,” Mr. Asare counseled.
He cautioned Rev Prof. Martey to be wary of his comments, especially about government and the NDC since he prefers to go silent on other very disturbing comments or threatening remarks by people on the other side of the political divide.
Mr Asare said he can only refer Reverend Martey to Luke 23:39-43 which reads: “One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!” But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”