- Opposition leader, Nana Akufo-Addo admonishes Ghanaians to have faith and believe in Ghana.
- The NPP flagbearer worshiped with three different churches in the Ashanti region over the weekend.
- He also told the gathering at the churches 2016 is a difficult year; as Ghanaians go to the poll to elect a new leader of the nation.
The New Patriotic Party (NPP) presidential candidate for the 2016 elections, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, has admonished Christians to renew their faith in the future of Ghana regardless of the current challenges.
According to the NPP leader, there is hope for Ghana under the right government and leadership. “There is hope for a brighter Ghana. What we need is that, with the help of the Almighty, our nation remains stable, united and at peace,” Nana Addo noted.
He made this remark when he worshipped at the St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church, the Grace Baptist Church, and the Calvary Charismatic Church, all in Kumasi, on Sunday February 21.
At the Grace Baptist Church, Nana Akufo-Addo explained that he was in Kumasi, on Saturday, February 20, for the funeral of the late wife of Mr. Antwi Adjei, the Director of Protocol of the NPP, and a veteran activist of the party. It being Sunday, he, therefore, decided to fellowship with several Christian communities in Kumasi.
He congratulated Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu, who preached the sermon at the Grace Baptist Church, Amakom, Kumasi, for his inspiring and well-delivered sermon.
According to Nana Akufo-Addo, who was given the opportunity to address the congregation by the head pastor of the Church, Rev. Robert Asante, the heart of Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu’s sermon is mirrored by the words of Jesus Christ as contained in Matthew 7:21 of the Holy Bible, which states that “Not everyone who says to me Lord, Lord shall enter the kingdom of heaven, except he who does the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
“What he is saying is that it is not the screaming, it is not the shouting. It is the faith and being obedient to His word. That is what truly binds all of us as Christians, and I am happy I was in church when Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu preached this word,” he said.
Describing 2016 as a “difficult year for us in Ghana, which will lead to the choosing of a new government for the people”, Nana Akufo-Addo asked for prayers for Ghana, for the NPP, and for himself.
“We pray that, in this difficult year, summed up by insecurity, fear, inexplicable deaths, joblessness, and economic hardships for our people, the Lord protects us, protects Ghana, and ensures that the peace and security of our nation remain intact, even though we are going to have an election. (We pray) that the election, itself, will be conducted in a satisfactory manner whose outcome will bring us together, and not tear us apart,” he asked.