The last day of the four-day campaign tour of the Greater Accra Region by the flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, began in the Tema West Constituency, with an audio rendition of the song “Ewurade Kasa” by Cindy Thompson.
After a number of speakers had delivered their speeches, Nana Akufo-Addo mounted the platform and at that moment, the loudspeakers started blurting the song.
There was a sudden rush of emotions as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Tema West, Naa Torshie Addo, started praying in tongues, a move that spurred the gathering into a prayerful moment.
In that instance, the campaign ground became a prayer space, where people went on their knees in tears asking for divine intervention for the NPP’s victory in the December poll.
When Nana Akufo-Addo finally took the microphone, he said “we have to save Ghana from John Dramani Mahama andsecure the future of Ghana. The stay of John Mahama in power is a threat to the future of Ghanaians.”
Prior to that, another event that is said to be significant in the quest for victory is when a reported feud among the former MP for Tema West, Mr Abraham Osei Aidoo the current MP, Naa Torshie Addo and the current aspirant, Carlos Ahenkorang ended in a truce.
Mr Osei Aidoo was ‘overthrown’ by Naa Torshie Addo while she was also displaced by Carlos Ahenkorah, but both instances were marked by bickering and acrimony that brought sharp divisions to the party.
It was believed that if that divisive situation had been allowed to continue, it would had created an avenue for the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to take the seat from the NPP.
The Regional Chairman of the party, Mr Ishmael Ashietey, who made the unity announcement, followed by invitation of the three: former, current and aspiring MPs, to the platform sent some shivers down the spine of those gathered who had long hoped for a reconciliation. There were, however, some persons who quite clearly, did not buy into the peace overtures, but there was no clear identity as to who they stood for.