Martey's 'King Kong' behaviour damaging the Presby Church - Kwesi Pratt

This follows comments by the outgoing Presby Moderator that a political party attempted to bribe him with $100,000 to silence him.

 

“Politicians have tried all means to muzzle me, to get me but they can’t, they come with bribes, fat envelopes, $100, 000 … I want everybody to listen that politicians came to my house with $100, 000 and also with the promises that if you keep quiet, we will give you a house at Trasaaco with [a] swimming pool,” Rev Prof Martey said at a news conference last week Tuesday.

A former Public Relations Officer of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana Dr Emmanuel Osei Acheampong subsequently revealed that the outgoing moderator of the church accepted $100,000 as a bribe from the opposition NPP.

The situation has not gone down well with some sections of the public, with many asking security agencies to invite Rev Prof Emmanuel Martey for interrogation.

Others have also dared the outgoing Moderator to name those who attempted bribing him.

Commenting on the matter, the Managing Editor of the Insight newspaper, Kwesi Pratt said leaders of the Presbyterian Church of Ghana must rise and restore the image of the church as it is being destroyed by Rev Martey.

"When I heard what he had said I was shocked to the marrow because it did not make sense….why did he come  [to the] public when he was not ready to disclose. If all these drama was unfolding in a den of thieves I will have no problem but this is the headquarters of the Presbyterian church of Ghana; the oldest church in Ghana; double standards, somebody lying and so on. This press conference was held to mark the end of his tenure but in the end, nothing of the Presbyterian church is being discussed. He managed to divert attention from the achievement of the church, its history and so on promoting his ego; wanting to look like a moral King Kong,”  he said on Accra-based Radio Gold.

“The Presbyterian Church has had very distinguished moderators before; moderators who are highly respected. People like Rev Martey has destroyed all of that. Today when they say moderator of the church is coming, you are not sure if he is a liar or something, if you are not sure about the integrity and dignity about the head of the church how can you be sure about the integrity and discipline of teachers in their school, this is the damage Rev Martey has done to the church. They are reducing it to a politically partisan fabrication against some people and for some people; they are destroying the church," Kwesi Pratt added.

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