Hon. Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, Member of Parliament for North Tongu Constituency, has bitterly criticised Archbishop Peter Sarpong, for threatening civilians with military on Rawling’s funeral grounds over traditional drumming.
According to Mr. Ablakwa, there is absolutely nothing demonic about traditional drumming in church. “I don’t intend to mar the solemnity of President Rawlings’ funeral service, however, certain fallacies and maladies must be boldly confronted”, he pointed.
It could be seen that during the funeral service of the late former President John Jerry Rawlings, Archbishop Peter Sarpong instructed the military to stop the traditional drummers from playing their drums.
Many people were with the opinion that, the drum was making noise during the funeral service, preventing the Archbishop from being heard when speaking.
Meanwhile, Sam Okudzeto Ablakwa, thinks that, the Archbishop could have just instructed them to stop the drums without threatening them with the military.
In a tweet sighted by Ghana Africa News, Mr. Ablakwa said the Priest’s outburst was terribly unfortunate. He added that the venerable Archbishop Peter Sarpong has globally celebrated theological works vindicating this position of his.
“It is indeed tragic that some of our churches have refused to be decolonized. What makes our ‘fontomfrom’ unwelcome in church but Belgium’s saxophone will supposedly draw us closer to heaven?”, he quizzed.
Mr. Ablakwa criticized that, threatening civilians with the military merely because they were engaged in traditional drumming is most offensive to the memory of Late former President Rawlings lying in state.
“This is exactly the kind of misuse and desecration of the revered Ghana Armed Forces Flt. Lft J.J. Rawlings risked his life to challenge”, Mr. Ablakwa complained.
Finally, Hon. Ablakwa urged all Ghanaians to continue to pray for divine emancipation, total liberation and sincere kindness towards one one another irrespective of artificial barriers or class identities.
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