Former president John Mahama has subtly attacked founder and leader ofthe International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil for his shocking display of hypocrisy during the Nana Akufo-Addo’s presidency.
According to Mahama, Otabil and other religious leaders, who heavily criticized his government, have woefully kept quiet in the midst of all the cronyism and blantant display of corruption in this government.
“…The hypocrisy of our civil society and religious and traditional leaders, everybody is quiet, suddenly some say they don’t watch TV anymore and that they watch animals.,” he told NDC supporters in the UK.
“In our time they were not watching animals, they were watching political discussions. You’re now tired of too much politics…you’ll be tired, because your darling government is super incompetent and so you’re tired of hearing the analysis, that’s the hypocrisy we face in our country. So let us not buy into their propaganda,” he added.
“…Something is pardonable when one government is in power but when another is in power it’s unpardonable, things that the media would have been so loud about under my administration, it happens every day and it’s like it’s business as usual.”
Mensah Otabil, at the 34th anniversary of his church, sparked a mini controversy when he slammed the media, saying there were too many politics on radio and TV and he now prefers watching animal kingdom instead.
“I will watch animals. I’ll watch cheetah, I’ll watch lion, I’ll watch antelope anytime… I’ll watch giraffes anytime because at least they’ll tell me how to hunt, how to get to your goal, how to avoid being eaten. I’ll learn that from an antelope. At least I’d come back and say: nobody will eat me. But you listen to Ghanaian radio, watch Ghanaian TV and you wonder; are we still here, the mediocrity.”