Founder of the International Central Gospel Church (ICGC), Pastor Mensa Otabil has told his congregation that people who have no right to even mention his name in their speech are now freely hurling insults at him due to the central bank’s recent takeover of Capital Bank, of which ICGC owns 3% interest.
Using the bad news as an example to encourage himself and his congregation on Sunday, 20 August 2017 about how to find perfect peace in the Lord during personal storms such as his current predicament, Dr Otabil said: “Oh yes I’ve had some reality this week.”
“You know when people who have no right to insult you, insult you; that is reality.
“You look at the person insulting you and the person, sometimes, himself looks like an insult. But out of the abundance of his insult, he is insulting you, so that is reality. Reality is when it is hitting, when all kinds of stuff is hitting, I don’t want to go too much into that …” he said.
A statement issued by the central bank on Monday, 14 August 2017 said: “The Bank of Ghana has approved a purchase and assumption transaction with GCB Bank Limited that transfers of all deposits and selected assets of UT Bank Ltd and Capital Bank Ltd to GCB Bank Ltd.
“The Bank of Ghana has revoked the licenses of UT Bank Ltd and Capital Bank Ltd. This action has become necessary due to severe impairment of their capital. The remaining assets and liabilities will be realised and settled respectively through a receivership process to be undertaken by Messers Vish Ashiagbor and Eric Nana Nipah of PricewaterhouseCoopers.
“The main offices and braches of UT Bank and Capital Bank will be under the control of GCB Bank and will be opened at 1PM today for normal business transactions.”
At the Church’s headquarters in Accra on Sunday, Dr Otabil said he clung onto God’s promise of peace to deal with the bad news.
“For me, this is what helped me: it is getting hold of my mind and on Thursday morning, I woke up and I said: ‘Well I have a church to preach to on Sunday, they are not going to come and listen to pastor’s troubles, they need a word of encouragement, so, I go to my process of beginning to prepare my sermon and part of the process of doing my sermon is I start praying for the congregation, so I’m not praying for myself.
“Am I in difficulty? Yes, but now I’m beginning to frame my references well, I’m praying for the people and I’m praying for people who are going through their own challenges and people who are going through all kinds of situations. I say: ‘Lord help me bring a word to them that will encourage them, that will lift them up’.
“When you get to that frame of mind, you are now leaving the space of the storm and you are now getting to the peace of God, you are now becoming an instrument for God to use for his glory and for his purposes,” Pastor Otabil said.
He said in order to be able to do that, “You have to determine where your mind is going to stay. Is it going to stay on you, on yourself, on others or on God? Are you going to think about that person who you think has no right to even mention your name in a sentence who is now insulting you? You can’t think about that because it’s not worth the use of your mental energy. You can’t think about that. And you can’t also think about yourself too much because when you think about yourself, you feel pity for yourself.
“… There has to be a focus to where you put your memories, your reality and your imagination, it is a discipline, you have to control your mind and guide your mind not to go where it doesn’t want to go … And this week, I have really learned to do that; to guard my mind.”
Bugri Naabu has never slept with me – Diamond Appiah fights back
Entrepreneur and failed Parliamentary candidate, Diamond Appiah has debunked reports that she was used and dumped by the Northern Regional Chairman of the governing New Patriotic Party.
An Instagram account by name “those called celebrities” alleged in a banter with Diamond Appiah that she was used and dumped by Chairman Bugri Naabu after he realised she was no more useful in bed because she had become too weak and wrinkled.
But responding to the allegations levelled against her, Diamond Appiah indicated that Bugri Naabu is and has been a family friend for a very long time and she was amazed seeing such a news item.
She said “Do u have an idea how long I and my family have known this man? Mr Bugri is a father figure to me and a very good friend to my Uncle the contractor. My family has known him for soo many years so never try to tarnish his image with your false publications. I hope you can see clearly that we attended an event together so there is nothing true about the lies being concocted by you and that useless roasted plantain skin NDC girl behind it”.
Diamond indicated that the reports were lies as her opponents wanted something against her to tarnish her hard-earned reputation.
Read What She Wrote
I wanted to ignore the lies that Nigerian NDC unprofessional blogger Attractive Mustafa published about me a few days ago but my noble family has urged me to defend my image and that of the other innocent party’s involved.
Attractive Mustafa the NDC blogger should be aware that nobody takes his concocted lies n publications serious in this country except the babies with sharp teeth gang. He was the same guy that did a video of that old irrelevant female raga morphian rascal musician who insulted our beloved President and said all sort of degrading stuff about him so wot publication can one expect from such a JERK.
Attractive u claimed “Mr Bugri Naabu has used and Dumped me” how can a father and an old family friend used and dump his daughter. Do u have an idea how long I and my family have known this man? Mr Bugri is a father figure to me and a very good friend to my Uncle the contractor.
My family has known him for soo many years so never try to tarnish his image with your false publications. I hope you can see clearly that we attended an event together so there is nothing true about the lies being concorted by you and that useless roasted plantain skin NDC girl behind it. The man doesn’t even know her n her envy is real. So tell her to come up with another lie. ???? ???? ???? Secondly my Fatherly relationship with the president has got nothing to do with Mr Bugri so stop lying about that too.
Mr Bugri was in the North doing campaign when I paid a courtesy call to the President. The other issue with that little girl called Maame Sika has been so misinterpreted. A lady of my class n status will never stoop low to fight a 20yr old girl over a man bcos my boo won’t even look at her twice. I received msgs from her friends telling me how she goes around bragging to them that she works at the flag staff house which was untrue. She is only an usher at the Banquet hall. So I found this quite worrying in decided to send a subtle warming to her to stop lying about her job status n also desist from using the President and Vice presidents name in vain concorting lies they have never said cos those lies were going too far n I even received some on my fon.
So I don’t understand why this mischievous blogger will twist and turn the story in such a distasteful manner.
Attractive u know me n could have contacted me to gets the facts about this matter before writing the rubbish u did. so one more fake article about me n you will see yourself in court answering questions u don’t have answers to. Gud evening Ghana
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