Rev Prof Martey Former Presby Moderator lied over lobby claims – Peace Council

The former Presby Moderator, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey revealed last week that he was approached by the Deputy Interior Minister to chair the National Peace Council.

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The National Peace Council has denied claims by the former Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana that he was lobbied by the Deputy Interior Minister to chair the Council.

The former Presby Moderator, Reverend Professor Emmanuel Martey revealed last week that when the Christian Council nominated him to be on the Council, he had second thoughts about the position.

“So I told God about it. I don’t do anything without first consulting my friend the Holy Spirit. Few days to the inauguration of the Peace Council, I had a missed call; I didn’t know the person so I didn’t call back. So the person sent a text message, it was the Deputy Minister of Interior, [James] Agalga. So immediately something said call so I called back. He was then at the house so he came out,” Rev Martey added.

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“First I said, ‘yes, this is the Rev. Prof. Martey, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana,’ but you know something, the Holy Spirit blinded his mind so he didn’t even hear that it was the Presby Moderator who was talking to him. The Holy Spirit wanted him to tell me what he has for me, to help me decide whether or not to be a member of the Peace Council. He said he had a meeting with the Minister of Interior and they both agreed that I become the Chairman of the Peace Council,” he said.

The Interior Ministry has since denied the claims, saying “Hon. James Agalga could not have 'lobbied' Rev. Prof. Martey to take up the position of Chairman of the Peace Council in view of the fact that he not clothed with such power in view of the law.”

Addressing a Press Conference Tuesday, Chairman of the Peace Council Rev. Professor Emmanuel Asante said the claims by the outgoing moderator boss are “unfortunate and misleading”.

He said the comments by the outspoken Moderator should be ignored, as he was never lobbied into taking a position at the Peace Council.

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