President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo might be facing legal charges within the unlikely event that the flagbearer of the Ghana Union Movement (GUM) Christian Kwabena Andrews, popularly referred to as Osofo Kyiri Abosom wins the 2020 elections.
Kyiri Abosom says the president committed an illegality by allowing the demolition of some state houses to form way for the development of the National Cathedral.
The GUM leader’s rage stems from what he contends to be misapplication of state resources.
According to him, God never asked Akufo-Addo to breakdown houses and build a cathedral for Him.
He questioned the type of God the president was dedicating the cathedral to, advancing that within the face of the problems facing the country, a cathedral is that the last item God will demand from the president.
Kyiri Abosom who is seeking to vary the established order by breaking the NDC-NPP duopoly, observed that if the president needed an area to erect a cathedral for his God, he should have bought a replacement space rather than using state lands.
He lamented that with several church auditoriums not filling to capacity on Sundays, any plan to build a bigger auditorium is misguided and not in synch with the ways of God.
“I will send the president to court if I win the elections. If you would like to create a cathedral, go and use your own land and salary and put up that thing for God. State property that you simply simply got to put down and you demolishing them and telling me that you are going build a cathedral for God”.
“We Ghanaians haven’t promised God any cathedral. My church isn’t full. Some church aren’t full so if you’ve got any idea to create a cathedral for your own God, there’s land at the Nsawam and Kasoa roads, go and buy some and build for him. Is he building for his God or our God? If it’s for God then our church aren’t full. Our churches are empty so if he wants to create a house for his own God then he should go and buy a land,” he said on GhOne.
Despite stiff opposition from CSO and a few Ghanaians, the development of the national cathedral is ongoing.
While some describe is it as ‘misplaced priority’, President Akufo-Addo sees it as a ‘priority among priorities’.