The Nogokpo Shrine in the Volta Region has convened the Founder of Perez Chapel International, Archbishop Charles Agyinasare over the comments he recently made that ‘Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters in the Volta Region’’ within 14days.
According to the shrine, their religion does not accept lies, fake prophecies, defrauding people under false pretense, extorting monies from people in the name of taking them to “heaven” which does not exist, taking taxpayers and innocent citizens’ money to build worthy homes, bury things or make sacrifices to get more members, we do not lose our focus to be preaching other religions rather than focusing on our ethics’’.
They have therefore called on the National Peace Council to “help Archbishop Charles Agyinasare appear before the council of elders of the Nogokpo community.
The convenor of the community Nufialaga Mawufemor Korbla Nonyigbey said at a press conference on Friday, June 2 that “The Archbishop in his second sermon and clarification showed no remorse or regretfulness, an indication that he deliberately decided to tarnish the good reputation of the people of Nogokpo and a calculated damage mechanism of the usual religious intolerance to weaken African Traditional Religion”.
Archbishop Agyinasare earlier explained that he meant no malice in his comment about Nogokpo, a town in the Ketu South Municipality in the Volta Region.
He had described Nogokpo as the headquarters of demons in the region.
He said “Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters of the Volta Region. We only have not said it but the second night, I made Bishop Yaw Adu talk about witchcraft and we disgraced the witches and the wizards. When we were driving from Aflao to Agbozome, immediately we got to Nogopko, Bishop Yaw Adu’s four-wheel drive, the tyres came out from under the car.”
Clarifying his comment following criticisms, the Man of God said “I have received calls from people very close to me and my attention has been drawn to social media commentary on some portions of comments I made this past Thursday during the Supernatural Empowerment Summit here in the Perez Dome.
“I was speaking on the divine protection we as Christians enjoy from God and was teaching congregants on the need to activate divine protection from demonic attacks. This is a cardinal principle of our faith as Charismatic Christians.
“To drive home my point, I made reference to several instances where I have encountered manifestations of demonic powers in my crusades which have taken me to over 92 countries of the world. I gave an example of people who were seeking to levitate during a crusade in India. I gave an example of an attack I suffered as a very young Pastor who had gone to preach at a bus stop around Korle Bu.
“In reference to Nogokpo, I wish to clarify that I never intended to refer to the town but an incident that happened after a crusade at Aflao. I had absolutely no intention to cast a slur upon the people of the Nogokpo Town and the Volta Region as a whole.
“I have had a very cordial relationship with the people of the Volta Region. My wife of 38 years is an Ewe from Keta. And two of my sons bear Ewe names. All of the examples I gave were not intended to denigrate any of the towns and their people but to elucidate the principle of divine protection to congregants. Any misrepresentation or misinformation that has characterized the subsequent commentary and reportage is regretted.
“My Ministry over the past 40 years has been one that has spoken up at critical times in our Nation as a spiritual gatekeeper and I remain committed to serving God’s people and our Nation as the spirit directs.”