Opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) members in the Kwabre West Constituency of the Ashanti Region are considering abstention from sex amidst fasting and prayers toward a favourable verdict in the election petition case.
The party’s supporters in the Constituency are being convinced by their Chairman Odeneho Kweku Appiah to sacrifice their sexual desires for the greater good of the party.
Per the sex strike proposition, the supporters are to avoid sex until after August 29, 2013 when the Supreme Court delivers final judgment.
According to Odeneho Appiah, ‘one thing we must know is that if you have sex when you are fasting and praying for something good from God, you can become weak spiritually and physically’.
He said he took inspiration from the practice in Islam where all Muslims abstain from sex during the holy month of Ramadan to fast.
‘They do so in order to remain focused and also become physically and spiritually strong to go through the fast,’ he observed.
The sex strike suggestion is part of a series of programmes lined up by the Constituency for divine intervention ahead of the Supreme Court’s final verdict.
Odeneho Appiah explained to the supporters at the maiden prayer meeting at Kodie a few days ago that though his suggestion was not a directive, he strongly believed that abstention from sex by NPP Supporters will greatly inure to the benefit of the party as far as the election petition verdict is concerned.
‘That is why we have taken it upon ourselves, as party executives in the constituency, to organise the fasting and prayer meetings so that we wait on God for the best.
The Petitioners in the case – 2012 Presidential Candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his running mate Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia and party Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey – argue that the 2012 polls were fraught with irregularities and so prayed the Court to nullify the declared results.
The respondents include President John Mahama, the Electoral Commission and the governing National Democratic Congress.
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