As Ghana goes to the polls to elect a president in November, Archbishop Nicholas Duncan-Williams has said “we need to pray that this time around, whoever wins, the margin will be so wide that it will be impossible to dispute it.”
The founder of Action Chapel international is, therefore, organising special prayer sessions together with other men of God from May 2, to pray towards that end, as well as on several other issues concerning the country’s welfare. “We need to pray for the Electoral Commissioner (sic), and the Commission.
Then we need to secure the borders of Ghana, we need to secure our gates, we need to secure the airport, we need to pray and secure our national assets, installations like Akosombo dam, we need to secure certain national assets that when they are hijacked, they can bring the whole nation to a standstill. “I’m talking to you in parables, my prophetic mandate – I was telling them yesterday – doesn’t allow me to come and say: ‘I’m a prophet, if I be a prophet, hear me…those are all ego and pride and nonsense, pettiness.
But I’m giving you prophetic insight and on 2 May, we’ll be gathered to lift up prayer for this country,” Archbishop Duncan-Williams added. He also said: “We need to pray for the Supreme Court that they will not be dragged into the battle of the election this year,” adding: “This year is a very dicey election.”
Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of Ghana’s biggest opposition party, NPP, together with his running mate Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and late chairman Jake Obetsebi-Lamptey, challenged the results of the 2012 presidential poll in the Supreme Court.
President John Mahama’s victory was upheld by the court after eight months of litigation. The EC declared Mr Mahama victor with 5,574,761 votes representing 50.7% of valid votes cast with Nana Akufo-Addo coming in second with 5,248,898 votes representing 47.74%.