Methodist Bishop Has History of 'Mental illness' - Asiedu Nketia Claims

General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Johnson Asiedu, has disclosed that former Presiding Bishop of the Obuasi Diocese of the Methodist Church Ghana, Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu had a 'mental illness' making him not qualified to become the Chaplain General of the Ghana Police Service some years back.

"First of all those he was competing with for the post were ahead of him in terms of ranking, secondly he had medical records of a slight mental illness . . . I have evidence to that, and you know hospitals keep medical records for about 10 years and scrap it otherwise you could have crosschecked at the Police Hospital . . . that is why they didn't give him that position. So he wanted Prof Mills to use political power to help him and the late Mills didn't do it . . ." he told Kwame Nkrumah, adding that due to this he angrily resigned from the Police Service.

According to him, the NDC know the history of Bishop Bosomtwe Ayensu.

". . the NDC and the Methodist Church do not have any problem, but rather we have a problem with Bishop Ayensu as a human being, we will not allow him to let us have issues with the church . . . henceforth we all know that he is an NPP member and doing the work of the party . . " he explained.

Speaking on Okay FM's Ade Akye Abia programme, he explained that Rev. Bosomtwe Ayensu has a longstanding hatred for the National Democratic Congress ever since he was denied that position.

Commending the Methodist Church Ghana for distancing itself from the conduct of one of its own, Asiedu Nketia explained that despite the litany of vitriolic attacks launched by him against the party and some of its leading functionaries, it is a fact that several leaders of the NDC have been and are still devout members of the Methodist Church.

“Notably, President John Evans Atta Mills and Vice President Kwesi Amissah-Arthur, both of blessed memory were members of the Methodist Church in good standing until their passing.

“Similarly, Prof. Jane Naana Opoku-Agyemang, the immediate-past Running Mate to the Flagbearer of the NDC in the 2020 General Election is also a member of the Methodist Church,”  he revealed.


Rev Bosomtwe Ayensu, launched an unprovoked attack on former President John Dramani Mahama, over his recent pledge to ensure the immediate repeal of the E-levy law when the NDC assumes the reins of government.

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