President John Dramani Mahama has charged members of his party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), to pray for peace in the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP).
According to him, the NPP currently needs God’s intervention to help the party stand up on its feet once again.
“There is no room in the 21st century politics for acid bath. That is why we must pray for peace for that party…we don’t want to see any more injuries,” he said.
The NPP has within the past few months, faced a number violent actions which seems to have further deepened the cracks in the party.
Notable among them is the murder of the party’s Upper East Region Chairman, Adam Mahama and the killing of an activist in the Asawase constituency in the Ashanti Region, following the suspension of the party’s National Chairman, Paul Afoko.
The President Mahama who was addressing a crowd of NDC members in the Greater Accra Region urged them to also pray for good health for their opponents.
“We are not campaigning on anybody’s health. Every day when you pray, pray for yourself, pray for your country and your opponent so that God gives us all good health to be able to go into 2016. And I will advise our opponents to also do likewise.”
Useless insults won’t distract me
President Mahama further said he will not be distracted from executing his mandate of transforming the nation by what he termed “useless insults.”
“…stop the insults. I have been the most insulted and my government has been the most insulted in the history of this county. And every day when you listen to the radio personal invective and insults are ruined on my person, but like I said, those things are not going to distract me. I have a job to do.
“I was given a mandate by the people of Ghana and I’m not going to let those useless insults distract me from that mandate. But I’m not surprised. If you see what your enemy will do to themselves then you can guess what they will do to you when they get you.”