Former President John Dramani Mahama has congratulated Apostle Eric Kwabena Nyamekye on his election as the new Chairman of the Church of Pentecost.
Mr. Mahama in a statement signed by Special Aide, Joyce Bawah Mogtari, on Friday also congratulated the Church of Pentecost on Apostle Nyamekye’s election and that of its Executive Council at the 43rd General Council Meeting of the Church.
“The overwhelming approval of the new Chairman who succeeds Apostle Opoku Nyinah is heartwarming and heralds God’s love and imminent blessings for Christians and all Ghanaians,” President Mahama noted in the statement.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye
He also extended warm congratulations to Apostle Onyinah for completing his tenure successfully with “grace.”
He said “With over three million members in nine-nine (99) countries worldwide, the Church of Pentecost over the course of more than half a century, has not only significantly promoted the social, cultural and economic transformation of Ghana, but also has played and continues to play a leading role in Ghana’s enviable global recognition as a godly nation.”
“As we move into the uncertain future, the Church’s time-tested precepts based on moral guidance, sound teachings and intercessory prayers would be critical in guiding our dear nation,” Mr Mahama observed.
Mr. Mahama therefore wished the new Chairman and the newly elected Executive Council members well in their endeavours.
Apostle Eric Nyamekye, Koforidua Area Head of the Church of Pentecost, will soon take over from the current chairman of the church, Apostle Profesor Opoku Onyinah, who has served the church for more than forty years.
Apostle Nyamekye, 52 years, was on Thursday, May 3,2018 elected as the new Chairman of the Church by the Electoral College and the General Council of the church.
The election which was held at the Pentecost Convention Centre at Gomoa Fetteh in the Central region got him endorsed by 147 members out of the 151 of the Electoral College.
The General Council also confirmed him with 994 “Yes” votes as against 14 “No” votes out of the total 1,058.
He will takeover as the chairman of the church on May 5, 2018 while Apostle Professor Onyinah retires.
The church will on August 26, 2018 hold a retirement service at the Pentecost Convention Centre (PCC) at Gomoa Fetteh for Apostle Professor Onyinah who is retiring after 42-years of active service.