In order to avoid religious war in the nation, the Fiator [Traditional Leader] of Nogokpo, Torgbui Agbodzalu Amuzu, has requested the Christian Council of Ghana to summon its members to order.
Torgbui Agbodzalu Amuzu bemoaned the attacks on Nogokpo, the place where the god of justice and thunder is said to live, by certain so-called pastors, particularly Nana Agrada and others.
In an interview, Fiator Agbodzalu Amuzu stated that Christians are misunderstood on both sides and that the majority of them on social media are “just speaking nonsense without understanding the real facts on the ground.”
Because the bible has no reference to Nogokpo or the shrine there, according to Fiator Agbodzalu Amuzu, Christians should use caution while discussing the subject.
He requested the Christian Council to tell the Christian communities to cease mentioning Nogokpo.
“Christians should refrain from discussing the subject in any circumstance, particularly on social media platforms and broadcast channels, so as not to spark theological disputes. The bible makes no reference of maami water, the sea spirit, Nogokpo, juju, or any other deity in their works, “Fiator Agbodzalu Amuzu stated.
He pointed out that Nogokpo is one of the towns in the Ketu South of the Volta Region and that it is a calm, moral town overall. Christians must be informed of the facts before making statements on the issues, he said, adding that the shrine Zakadza is dedicated to a “god of justice” and thunder that is located in Nogokpo.
In order to prevent any major religious disputes in the nation, Fiator Agbodzalu Amuzu stated that the Christian Council must immediately cease all disparaging remarks and insults directed at the god and the town of Nogokpo. Instead, the Christian Council must confront its customers as Christians.
He remarked that rather than seeking to incite discord in the nation, Christians who assert that they have a relationship with God would do better to provide a positive example by being Christ followers.
According to Fiator Agbodzalu Amuzu, “Those pastors and Christians saying all kinds of things against Nogokpo must be careful because they do not own Ghana and Ghana does not belong to any of them but for everyone.”
Fiator also exhorted the chiefs to be firm in their actions and defend their thrones and positions of authority.
He urged that chiefs should disregard what any other chief said about keeping their distance from Nogokpo and fight for their titles.
He urged cooperation among the Volta Region’s traditional leaders.
This occurs when a video of Archbishop Charles Agyinasare, the founder and general overseer of Perez Chapel International, describing the town in the Volta Region as the capital of devils went popular on social media.
The General Overseer had earlier stated that he had no desire to disparage any racial or ethnic group or their communities and that it was regrettable that “any misrepresentation or misinformation that has characterised the subsequent commentary and reportage” had occurred.
The Chiefs, however, maintained that they would be forced to take more action if the man of God did not come before them in two weeks.