s it prepares to hold primaries to elect its presidential candidate and parliamentary candidates across the 275 constituencies, the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) is looking for God’s face.
Prior to the general elections in 2024, Justin Kodua Frimpong, the general secretary of the NPP, hopes that the party’s primaries will be a success free of any hiccups.
The NPP General Secretary expressed faith that God, who had protected them and assisted them in winning the presidency, would also sustain them through the two significant internal elections.
On December 29, 2022, he prayed, “no harm will befall us [NPP] in the coming year , as we prepare to elect our presidential candidate as well as parliamentary candidates,” at a Prayer and Thanksgiving Service held at the party’s headquarters at Asylum Down. For guidance during the upcoming primaries, we pray to God. We pray to God, who is our only source of hope, to keep us safe and to prevent any unfavourable incidents from occurring during our primaries. We are pleading with God in prayer for him to bless NPP.
He thanked God for his blessings over the years on the party leaders and members, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Opare, and President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
“We are here to give thanks to God for keeping us safe all year. He is greatly appreciated by us. We give God praise for guarding our leaders, members, and Ghanaians, including President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Vice President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Chief of Staff Frema Opare, and all of our leaders and members. The NPP is present to praise and adore God for his wondrous deeds in the lives of NPP members, said the NPP general secretary.
According to Mr Koduah, the National Executives will organize members for prayers on the last Wednesday of each month to thank God.
“The battle is the Lord’s, so we shouldn’t forget to pray always. At a point, we were carried away and forgot the miracles the Lord did for us during the 2016 and 2020 elections. Please let’s go back to the drawing board and dedicate ourselves to God. Next year , last Wednesday of every month, we will gather to pray as a party to thank God. The prayers will happen concurrently at each constituency, national and regional offices across the country,” he stated.
He further prayed to God to direct the affairs of the country by letting the economy bounce back in 2023.
“We pray a year by this time , the Lord would have intervened in the affairs of the economy and the economy would have bounced back to the admiration of all. We pray the cedi appreciates further,” he said.
He envisaged that the party will remain united after the internal primaries, adding that the party will be retained after the 2024 polls
“We are going to the battlefield, with the Lord, we are not scared of our opponents because the Lord is with us, we will surely win the 2024 general elections,” he anticipated.
The NPP’s thanksgiving service saw in attendance the President, Vice, Chief of Staff, ministers, Members of Parliament, other party stalwarts and members all clad in white attire, with some clad in the party’s paraphernalia