A lot of issues have arisen as a result of what the founder and leader of Perez Chapel International, Archbishop Charles Agyinasare said when he was preaching to his congregants. The issue trending more after the traditional council of the Nogokpo community sent a message to man of God to retract from his word and seek an apology.
This has attracted many individuals to share their views. And also has gotten the attention of the National Peace Council. They saw that if immediate action is not taken, it will bring religious misunderstandings between the two religions.
A press released by the National Peace Council on June 6, 2023 signed by their chairman, Rev Dr Ernest Adu-Gyamfi. This was released in order to settle the issue between the Archbishop and the Nogokpo community. Here is what is in the released press,
“The National Peace Council has noted with concern the current impasse between Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder of Perez Chapel International and Nogokpo Traditional Authorities. The attention of the Council has also been drawn to statements that have been made by some religious personalities in the country regarding the same issue.
Recognizing the fact that the impasse if not quickly addressed may have consequences on peaceful coexistence and religious tolerance in the country, the National Peace Council, in pursuit of its mandate to facilitate conflict prevention, appeals to the Nogokpo Traditional Authorities and Perez Chapel International to remain calm and not give in to provocations as efforts are being undertaken to address the situation.
The Council calls on all those who have been affected in any way by the stalemate to exercise restraint and circumspection in their comments and pronouncements on the matter. The Council further urges the media and all those who make statements on the matter to exercise maximum restraint in their narratives to protect the peace, stability, and the integrity of our beloved country.
We want to inform the public that the Volta Regional Peace Council has begun the process to
engage the parties for amicable redress.
The Council concludes by respectfully reminding Ghanaians of how far we have come as one nation, living together as one people for many years.