President Nana Akufo-Addo on Thursday reiterated his commitment to entrust his government into the hands of God in his quest to build Ghana, despite using the slogan, ‘The Battle is the Lord’s’ ahead of the 2016 polls.
“The battle is still the Lord’s as we try to build Ghana,” the president clarified while addressing a gathering of party faithfuls and his ministers at a National Thanksgiving Service held at the Accra International Conference Centre to commemorate a one year post-elections victory for the ruling NPP. The theme for the service is ‘Thanking the LORD who won the battle for Ghana.”
Asking for God’s direction, the president prayed for wisdom, strength and humility, among other qualities, to lead the Ghanaian people.
Mr Akufo-Addo became the first opposition candidate to beat an incumbent in elections in Ghana. After the elections which was held exactly a year ago, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) polled 53.85 per cent of the total valid votes cast, beating his contender John Dramani Mahama, whose votes got him a 44.40 percent of votes cast.
In his speech,the president, also paid tribute to a former chairman of the party, the late Jake Otanka Obetsebi-Lamptey, who died in March, 2016.
The Vice President, Alhaji Mahamudu Bawumia and some state functionaries were present at the event as well as some Justices of the Supreme Court.
We’ll remain faithful to our pledge
Meanwhile, Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has said the Akufo-Addo government is committed to fulfilling its pledge to Ghanaians during the 2016 election campaign.
He posted on Facebook: “A year ago today, we lined up in our millions, unmindful of the Sun and rain, and took the decision to effect a change in our national fortunes.
My boss Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the NPP and I will be forever be grateful for the opportunity to serve mother Ghana and implement destiny-changing policies and programmes.
We will remain faithful to our pledge to the good people of Ghana, and ask for your constant prayer and support as we continue on the quest to move Ghana to her rightful place in the comity of nations. May God bless our homeland Ghana.”