Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, founder of the Glorious Word and Power Ministry International, has denied rumors that he advised President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo not use vehicles used by former President John Mahama.
Speaking on Adom TV, Owusu Bempah said although had always offered prayers for Akufo-Addo, he had no right to order him not to sit in a car used by former President Mahama.
â€œHow on earth will I tell President Akufo-Addo not to sit in a car used by Mahama, what then happens to where he is staying now. Then I would of course tell him not to go to the flagstaff house if indeed I asked him not use Mahamaâ€™s cars,â€ he said.
His denial follows claims by former District Chief Executive (DCE) for Sekyere Afraim Plains, Fuseini Donkor, to the effect that President Nana Addo's reluctance to use the same state vehicles President Mahama used was based on advice from Reverend Owusu Bempah.
Donkor had claimed over the weekend that there were many vehicles parked at the seat of government to use, including 2015 model bullet proof Land Cruisers and Toyota Avalon saloon cars, all of which he said were in good shape.
He therefore questionedÂ why the president had chosen to use a 10 year old BMW left by the erstwhile Kufour administration.
â€œWhat at all is frightening President Akufo Addo such that he does not want to sit in cars used by President Mahama."
"In fact, his spiritual father, Reverend Owusu Bempah has advised him not to drive in any of the cars used by President Mahama, and he canâ€™t disclose this to Ghanaians and so has to tell a lie that there are no cars at the Flagstaff House and uses his own campaign car when heâ€™s going outside Accra, then there must be a special reason to his actionsâ€ he said.