In preparation of the anticipated December Elections, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has declared a 21-day fasting and praying exercise for supporters of the party.
The Coordinator of the event, Jeff Konadu made the announcement yesterday.
“On Wednesday November 16, we would all gather at the Koforidua Jackson Park to call upon the Lord.”
Konadu confirmed that the party’s Presidential flag bearer, Nana Akufo Addo himself, will be present at the occasion. He says that the officiating minister will be Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah and “a host of renowned men of God from the Eastern Region.”
The fasting and Praying exercise will be part of a programme themed: The Battle Is The Lord’s: Declaration Towards Victory and the Peace of Ghana.
It will kick off on Wednesday with a candle light vigil from 6pm at the Koforidua Jackson Park in the Eastern Region. After the Vigil on Wednesday, there will be daily night prayers for the next 20 days.
Report says that this is not the only time the political party has embarked on such a spiritual/religious programme. The exercise is expected to be honored in all NPP offices across the nation.
“Our Eastern Regional NPP Chairman, Kingston Kissi and his executive are putting this together and after the grand event this Wednesday, the daily night prayer shall continue simultaneously at every single NPP office throughout the region.”
“After Wednesday, other regions would also be praying for the party simultaneously all across the country until December 7 and the Lord shall win the battle for us and for Ghana.”
While many Christians find this appealing and have applauded the idea, Ghanaian Prophet Nana Adepa has reminded the NPP, that fasting and praying does not win elections. Instead he proposes that the party begins to educate their voters.
“Prayer is good; I’m a man of God, I believe in prayer and fasting but Bible say for lack of knowledge me people perish so let’s educate the people to vote.”