A little girl engages Nana Addo in a conversation during the flagbearer’s visit to the church
The 2016 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has emphasised his readiness to bring a positive change in the life of every Ghanaian when voted president.
He has therefore appealed to Ghanaians, especially Christians, to pray for him and also join hands with him and the NPP to effect the change in this year’s general elections.
Nana Addo made the appeal when he attended a number of churches in the Sekondi-Takoradi metropolis on Sunday as part of his four-day visit to the Western Region.
Some churches visited included the Dunwell Methodist, the Anglican, Great Pentecostal Assemblies of God and the Church of Pentecost – all in the Effia constituency – as well as Bethel Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church in Takoradi.
Accompanied by the Acting National Chairman of the NPP, Freddie Blay; the National Women Organiser, Otiko Afisa Djaba; Members of Parliament (MPs) and other party bigwigs in the region, the NPP flagbearer was given rousing ovations by the congregations as he made his way into the churches’ auditoriums.
At the Dunwell Methodist Church, Nana Addo was mobbed not only by the congregation, but also kids of the children’s service, to the extent that a little girl walked straight to the NPP leader and engaged him in a conversation to the admiration of all present.
Nana Akufo-Addo, clad in full white attire and with cheers from the teeming congregation, asked the worshippers to give him the chance to turn things around.
He stated, “I am calling on the Christian community to pray to God to grant me the strength, wisdom and good heart and above all, I need your thumbs. Vote for me this time round.” His remarks were greeted with loud applause from the members of the churches he visited.
Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo also called on the Christian community to pray for violence-free elections on November 7, 2016.
According to him, Christians have a responsibility to invoke the presence of God through prayers to keep the country intact before, during and after the crucial elections.
He noted that peace, before, during and after the polls was paramount and stressed the importance of prayers by religious leaders for the electorate to appreciate the importance of peace and avoid violence during the elections.
The NPP flagbearer also called on Christians to pray for the party to forge ahead in unity for a landslide victory.
According to him, the NPP has gone through a lot of difficult times of late. He mentioned the recent killing of the Abuakwa North MP, JB Danquah Adu, and other violent attacks on some members as some of these difficult times.
The religious leaders prayed for Nana Addo and the NPP for God’s strength and divine protection whenever they tour any part of the country to campaign.
The various congregations could not hide their joy as they sang Nana’s praises and expressed optimism that Ghana would have a new president after the 2016 elections, in the person of Nana Akufo-Addo.
“Ghanaians now have a clearer scale to measure the eight years of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the NPP’s.
“Now the people are becoming more and more convinced that the NPP can be trusted to better manage the economy and create the opportunities for prosperity,” one of them remarked in an interview with DAILY GUIDE.
Nana Addo and his entourage later visited the bereaved family members of the late Ben Kwaw, Western Regional First Vice Chairman of the NPP, to commiserate with them.
From Emmanuel Opoku, Takoradi