The Volta Region’s Nogokpo Chiefs and Elders have threatened Archbishop Charles Agyinasare that if he does not show up in person at their palace within 14 days—the deadline for which started last Friday, June 2—they will reveal to him who the real heavenly power controllers are.
But amidst the brouhaha, the venerable founder and head of Perez Chapel International, Agyinasare, is said to have emigrated to the United States with his wife following the wrath of Nogokpo Chiefs.
As a reminder, Agyinasare incurred the ire of the people of Nogokpo and others when, in a recent sermon, he declared that “Nogokpo is the demonic headquarters of the Volta Region.”
Though the Christian leader stated three days later that he meant no harm and had no intention of insulting or degrading the Nogokpo people, the chiefs and elders have argued that Agyinasare did not retract, apologize, and express regret for the statement he made. Consequently, they have demanded that he appear in person to provide an explanation within fourteen days.
This ultimatum was announced at a press conference conducted last Friday at the Royal Palace of Torgbui Saba V, the Dufia of Nogokpo.
In a statement read by the palace spokesman, Nufialaga Kobla Mawufemor Nornyibey urged the National Peace Council, the Christian Council, and the Minister Responsible for Chieftaincy and Religious Affairs to intervene and urge Archbishop Agyinasare to take appropriate action.
Nufialaga Kobla Later, Mawufemor Nornyibey gave an interview to Citi Eyewiness news.
“If you listen to what Archbishop Agyinsare said on Sunday, he did not apologize. He rather came to justify it, and it was then that we realized he takes us for granted. Or perhaps he believes we are powerless. This is extremely disrespectful; he disrespected his wife and insulted us by staring into the eyes of his in-laws.
“No amount of grammar or English can alter what he said, and we were anticipating a sincere apology, not grammar lessons. We have given him a 14-day ultimatum; if he wishes, he may come and perform the required action; if he wishes, he may refuse. He can choose to decline, and we will determine who controls cosmic power. “If he does not do what is required, we will use him as a scapegoat,” he stated.
Nufialaga Kobla Mawufemor Nornyibey added, “What he said has cast a shadow over Nogokpo and the Volta region, especially among the youth who are struggling to find employment and our women who are planning to get married.”