In the words of President John Dramani Mahama, the rainfall on the 57th Independence Day Celebration was God’s idea of showering His blessings.
But the acting Propaganda Secretary of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Solomon Nkansah, claims the rainfall on Independence Day was spiritually directed to nullify the evil intentions of some leading figures of the opposition New Pariotic Party (NPP).
He accuses Nana Akufo Addo, 2012 Flagbearer of the NPP and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, NPP National Chairman, planned to stage a counter Independence Day Celebration at the former’s residence.
Speaking on “Ghana Decides” program on Okay Fm, Solomon Nkansah pointed out that the two NPP stalwarts cannot repeat the agenda of their fathers as they threw bomb during one of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s inauguration to disrupt the occasion. He added that God deliberately fall the rain to stop them.
He maintained that the action of Nana Akufo Addo and Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey smacks disrespect for Ghanaians as they staged a mini-rally on the Independence Day while the whole country was observing its birthday.
He however was convinced by the rainfall that NPP can no longer incite Ghanaians to attack each other as the country is poised to unite to achieve a common goal for the next generation.
“God loves Ghana and that was why He destroyed the evil planned on Independence Day with rainfall. From 1957, those who did not like Nkrumah never staged counter Independence celebrations to disrupt the occasion until Nana Akufo Addo and his cohorts decided to do something of that sort on the country’s 57th anniversary……Thank God, He sent thunder storm and lightning to disperse them; the rainfall was meant to disrupt the schemes of Nana Akufo Addo and his cohorts…Did you see any lightning at the Independence Square? President Mahama was able to light the perpetual flame in the midst of the rain but Akufo Addo could not stand in the rain….the rainfall rather destroyed Nana Akufo Addo’s rally instead of the anniversary,” he asserted.
To him, the rainfall was symbolism of God’s anger descending on Nana Akufo Addo and his followers, disintegrating their plans to pave way for His (God’s) anointed and chosen President to triumph.