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National Organiser of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Lord Commey, last Saturday broke down and wept uncontrollably in public, refusing to be consoled. Mr. Commey, who was at a thanksgiving service held by his party at the Trade Fair site in Accra, was at the beginning of the programme seen moving around trying to control the overflowing crowd but midway the programme, he was sighted weeping.
Without uttering a word, Lord Commey openly sniffed and whimpered as torrential tears flowed freely from his reddened eyes. Esther Ofori, Chief Executive of the Ghana Trade Fair Company, who was standing close to the National Organizer, initially did not realise the development and patted him on the shoulder, apparently wanting to ask him a question. Madam Ofori, realising that Lord Commey was crying, was heard asking: “Oh Lord why?” as she hugged him in a warm embrace and laid his head on her shoulder.
When asked by Daily Guide why he was crying, he indicated that it was the outcome of the December 2008 elections and the resilience of the members of the party that had moved him to tears. “One day I will tell my story but I know we should not have lost that election; we worked so hard and even after that look at the level of passion here; my heart moved as I watched our people and remembered the effort some of us put into this thing; the toils and the pressure; it broke my heart.
“Now we have to work even harder in opposition because our people cannot continue to suffer what they have undergone these past few days under the NDC,” Lord stated. Rev. Prof Appiah-Poku of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in delivering the sermon at the service, said the party should not get discouraged due to the outcome of the December 2008 elections. He drew an analogy from the Bible, saying the NPP flag-bearer, Nana Akufo-Addo, by conceding defeat, had behaved like the wise mother who in the days of King Solomon allowed for her child to be given to another woman rather than getting the child killed and divided into two.
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