President John Dramani Mahama has charged Ghanaians and the NDC to pray for the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) to save it from crumbling.
According to him, the NPP currently needs God’s intervention to help the party stand up on its feet once again.
"It’s unfortunate what is happening in that party. There is no room in 21st Century politics for acid bath.
"That is why we must pray for peace for that party…we don’t want to see any more injuries," Mr Mahama said Monday at a rally of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) in the Greater Accra Region, as part of his 'Changing Lives, Transforming Ghana' tour.
The NPP has within the past few months, faced a number of violent actions which seems to have further deepened the cracks in the party. Notable among them is the murder of the party’s Upper East Region Chairman, Adam Mahama and the killing of an activist in the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti Region, following the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko.
Mr Mahama told supporters of the NDC that it is important to pray for the NPP to purge the party of violence of that nature.
“We are not campaigning on anybody’s health. Every day when you pray, pray for yourself, pray for your country and your opponent, so, that God gives us all good health to be able to go into 2016. And I will advise our opponents to also do likewise.”
He also said he woyld be distracted by the “useless insults”.
“Stop the insults,” Mahama said adding “I have been the most insulted, and I think my government has been the most insulted in the history of this county.”“And every day when you listen to the radio, personal invectives and insults are rained on my person, but like I said, those things are not going to distract me…I have a job to do. I was given a mandate by the people of Ghana and I’m not going to let those useless insults distract me from that mandate”.