The 2016 presidential candidate of the New
Patriotic Party, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-
Addo, has admonished Christians to renew
their faith in the future of Ghana.
Nana Akufo-Addo noted: “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.”
The NPP flagbearer made this known 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, 2016.
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.
Nana Akufo-Addo urged the head pastor of the
Church to document Rev. Dr. Osei-Wusu’s
sermon “and send it round the country, as he
spoke to the heart of the Christian faith.”
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.
Nana Akufo-Addo also asked for prayers for
the NPP, so that “the Lord extends His hands
over us, gives us fellowship and solidarity, and,
at the end of the day, give us victory in the
2016 election, so we can give Ghana the good
governance she deserves to the glory of the
Almighty, and to the benefit of the Ghanaian
And “for your servant, Nana Addo Dankwa
Akufo-Addo, pray that God gives me strength,
courage, wisdom and a good heart so I can be
the servant-leader the people of Ghana so
ardently require.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, earlier on Sunday, went to
his traditional place of worship, the St.
Cyprian’s Anglican Church, at Fante Newtown,
Kumasi, where the congregation also prayed
for God’s strength and wisdom for the NPP
leader in the run-up to the November
The NPP flagbearer further attended the
morning service at the Calvary Charismatic
Church, at Ayigya, where the Founder and
Senior Pastor of the Church, Pastor Ransford
Obeng, in his sermon, bemoaned the
emergence of “election year Christians”, who
plague the people with suffering once they
secure power.
He stressed that “the things you do to the
people of Ghana when you are in power will
prove whether you are a Christian or not.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, in his remarks to the
congregation, thanked Pastor Obeng for the
opportunity to interact with the congregation,
and reiterated, to the amusement of the
congregation, that “I am not an election year
Christian, but a well-established Christian who
worships regularly at the Ridge Church in
Accra, and, if I find myself in Kumasi, at the
St. Cyprian’s Anglican Church.”
He appealed to the congregation to “try me
this time. This is my third attempt, and I can
assure you that, when you give me the chance,
I will, with the guidance of the Almighty, not
disappoint you.”

source : ghanaweb

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