The 2016 flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) has given the assurance that he will do whatever is possible to bring unity within his party.
“Whatever I can do to ensure that the NPP is united and all these internal happenings come to an end, I will do it,” he assured congregants at a thanksgiving service for the party’s parliamentary candidate for Tema West, Carlos Ahenkorah, at Sakumono on Sunday.
Responding to the issue of party unity, when the Rt Rev. Col. Paul A. Brewu, the Superintendent Minister of the Mount Zion Methodist Church, Sakumono expressed optimism that Nana Akufo- Addo will win the next presidential election, but on one condition: “If you can instil discipline in the NPP, I can assure you that in 2016-2017, you will be there. Do all you can to bring the NPP together.”
Nana Akufo-Addo further assured, “I am not a perfect man by any stretch of the imagination, but my intention is an honest one. I’m not in politics to enrich myself, that’s not the reason why I entered politics. I came to contribute my quota to ensure that our nation develops. If it was all about money, I would have stayed in law and in business. Have confidence in me that I am coming for the development of our nation, because we are not entitled to be a poor country, but a prosperous one,” he assured the congregation.
He also admonished supporters of Carlos Ahenkorah not to do anything to antagonise supporters of the incumbent MP, explaining that unity was one of the key ingredients towards an NPP victory in 2016. It would have been good, he said, if Naa Torshie’s schedule had allowed her to be present at the service.
Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the congregation for the warm reception they gave him throughout the service, and also thanked Rev. Brewu for his exhortation, hoping that the Superintendent Minster would get a platform to send his message across the country on a weekly basis.
Preaching on the theme: “Your sincerity to God’s work shall be rewarded,” Rt Rev. Col. Paul A. Brewu, asked God for an “excellent eyesight” for Nana Akufo-Addo, so that he could discern, and have around him persons who were credible and have integrity, and those whose ways were guided by the life of Jesus Christ.
The Superintendent Minister urged the congregation to imbibe in them the Christ-like traits of sincerity, credibility, self-discipline, and the fear of God.
On the widespread corruption confronting the nation, Rev. Brewu noted that he was comforted by the NPP flag bearer’s strong statement that he was seeking office not because he wanted to enrich himself but rather to build a prosperous nation.
“Nana, your life should be like salt of the earth so you can influence society,” he said, stressing that “the corruption in the country is too much’’. To all those who have stolen money from the country’s coffers, God will punish them.”
To Carlos Ahenkorah, Rev. Brewu noted that his first port of call being the church, after his victory, was a step in the right direction.
“However, when you leave the House of God, don’t go before any idol. If you do, God’s wrath will be visited on you,” he said.
As a potential Member of Parliament in 2017, the Superintendent Minister urged Carlos Ahenkorah to ensure that all he does, when he wins in 2016, should be aimed at improving the lives of his constituents and not to “misapply the Common Fund like some are doing.”
Carlos Ahenkorah, before introducing Nana Akufo-Addo to the congregation, asked for prayers “so Tema West can come together’’.