Anyidoho To NPP: Hypocrites, Don’t Try To Mock At God

The Director of Communications at the Presidency, Koku Anyidoho, says he has no qualms with the statement by flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Akufo-Addo, that the 2012 general elections would be based on “a choice between stagnation and progress, between non-performance and competence, between corruption and integrity” since the ruling NDC will garner a lot of votes in that respect. The NPP on Sunday held a non-denominational church service at the Essipong Stadium in the Western region. According to the NPP, it is their absolute conviction that before any serious campaigning begins, they have to commit the presidential candidate, all the 230 parliamentary candidates, the party and indeed the entire nation into the care and mercy of God for His Will to be done. Themed: “Setting Forth With The Hand Of God”, it was attended by former President John Agyekum Kufuor, the party’s presidential candidate Nana Akufo-Addo, National Chairman, Jake Obetsebi Lamptey and his team of the National Executive members; the Campaign Manager, Mr. Boakye Agyarko, as well as the party’s parliamentary candidates across the country. Addressing the mammoth crowd at the Essipong stadium, the NPP flagbearer was optimistic that the NPP will be victorious in this year’s polls which he said was “a choice between stagnation and progress, between non-performance and competence, between corruption and integrity. Well, I have no doubt that the Ghanaian people will favour us with the blessing of the Almighty,” he said. But the Director of Communications at the Presidency pooh-poohed the NPP’s Thanksgiving and Prayer Session saying the same people who saw everything wrong with President Mills declaring his joy in the Lord for making him king, are now approaching God for political favours. Describing them as hypocrites, he sarcastic said the NPP has now realised the importance of prayers after on several occasions castigating President Mills for turning the seat of government, the Osu Castle into a prayer camp. To him, what transpired at the Essipong Stadium was a clear indication that the NPP wants to mock at the Lord.