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27th January 2012, 04:03 PM
The opposition New Patriotic Party will kick-start the 2012 electioneering campaign Sunday, with an inter-denominational Prayer Service at the Essipong Sports Stadium in Sekondi.


The service which will start at 2:00pm under the theme “Setting Forth through the Hand of God” is aimed at committing the party's 2012 campaign, as well as the nation, into the hands of God, and to pray for peaceful elections.


The Service will be attended by the party's presidential candidate, Nana Akufo-Addo, former President J A Kufuor, National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey and his team of National Executives, Campaign Manager , Boakye Agyarko as well as the party's parliamentary candidates across the country.


Reading the first scripture will be Party Chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey; the second will be read by Minority Leader Osei Kyei-Mensah-Bonsu while Presidential Candidate Nana Akufo-Addo will take the third reading.


Addressing the media yesterday, Mr Agyarko disclosed that the party would also hold a special Muslim Prayer Session on February 18 at Fadama “to enable our Muslim brothers and sisters lead us in presenting a similar supplication to Alah.”


The NPP Campaign Manager described the party's defeat in the 2008 general elections as a blessing in disguise, explaining that it had enabled Ghanaians to witness the true colours of President Mills, what he stands for and his level of competence in managing the affairs of the nation.


“It was the wish of the NPP to win the 2008 elections but God, in His own infinite wisdom did not grant that wish for a reason, Mr Agyarko stated.


He added: “But I believe God did not grant us the victory we needed because he needed to expose the NDC for what they are – hypocrites, liars, thieves of the first order. Otherwise how does a president who has declared himself righteous allow such perfidy of taking the nation's money to one person”

Mr Agyarko added that though painful, the 2008 loss suffered by the NPP had given Ghanaians the real opportunity to assess both the NPP and the NDC, stressing: “after that critical comparative analysis of the performance of both parties, I am convinced they now know which party can best serve the interest of the country.”

He was optimistic that the electorate would vote in the December 7 elections to return the NPP to the corridors of power “because they know that is the surest way to salvage the nation from the quagmire of maladministration, deep-seated rot and corruption it has been plunged into.”

Sounding Biblical and prophetic, Mr Agyarko said God works in a mysterious way, and urged Ghanaians to remain patient, in the face of the untold hardships imposed on them by the Mills-Mahama NDC led government, for God's appointed time.


“We prayed for victory in 2008; the victory did not come but we know that unanswered prayer does not mean God has not heard you; He will grant you that wish in His time,” he told members and supporters of the NPP.