Founder of the All Peoples’ Congress (APC), Hassan Ayariga, has described the involvement of some Ghanaian pastors in national politics as religious and psychological propaganda.  

The politician is of the view that, pastors ought to be praying for the nation and not specific political parties.  

Founder of All People's Party, Dr Hassan Ayariga
Hassan Ayariga, Flag bearer, APC

“Pastors shouldn’t be praying for NDC or NPP to win, that’s a wrong way of praying. They should pray for a leader for the nation irrespective of the political party such individuals may come from,” he said in an interview on Metro TV monitored by


“They should not pray for NDC or NPP; calling them to pray for them is not necessary. They shouldn’t use the podium for partisan politics,” he added.

Answering to whether it was okay for pastors to pray for the President, Mr Ayariga answered in the affirmative, saying that it was necessary because the President is the head of the country and his spirit controls the country.

He revealed that even his personal wife prays for the President.  


“My wife prays for Akufo-Addo every morning, she prays that God gives the President wisdom to rule the country. At such moments, she is not praying for my political opponent but for the president because whether I like it or not he is the President,” he said.

Mr Ayariga’s comments are in relation to the penchant of some men of God to pray for specific political parties as well as giving prophecies concerning their victories in general elections.