The Founder and leader of the Lighthouse Chapel International, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills, has finally apologized to the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, for attacking him in a leaked audio that went viral a few days ago.
In the said audio, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills was heard talking to some of his junior pastors about kingship and in the process, he used the Asantehene as an example and questioned his impact and legacy beyond the funerals he has organized and other festive occasions he hosts yearly.
This audio offended the King’s subjects a great deal, with many of such people pouring out their anger via social media, with some threatening to attack Lighthouse Chapel branches in Kumasi, the seat of the Asantehene.
In a statement issued on Saturday, June 19, 2021, and sighted online by zionfelix.net, Bishop Dag Heward-Mills apologized to the Asantehene, explaining that the message was preached nearly 20 years ago but had been taken out of context maliciously circulated.
Bishop Dag Heward-Mills alleged that the message was maliciously reshared by certain individuals who had previously threatened to close down branches of his church in Kumasi.
He however thanked the King for handling the matter “graciously”.
“I am deeply saddened that a message I shared at a conference nearly 20 years ago, has been taken out of its context and circulated by persons who have previously declared that they will maliciously cause our churches in Kumasi to be closed down”.
“I wish to apologize to His Majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II for any disrespect, insult or harm caused him or his royal court. Please accept my profound apologies for the statements I made,” excerpts of the statement read.
In the statement, Bishop Dag also extolled the accomplishments of the Asantehene, adding that “the accomplishments of his majesty Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II are evident and manifest for all to see”.
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