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General News Sat, 10 Jan 2009

NPP holds thanksgiving service

Accra, Jan. 10, GNA - The opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) on Saturday held a thanksgiving service to offer gratitude to God for seeing it through the December 2008 general elections. Hundreds of supporters clad in the party's paraphernalia who thronged the trade fair centre in Accra to partake in the service were full of jubilation, making one to hardly accept the fact that their party recently lost elections. Former Ministers of State, Members of Parliament and party big wigs attended the ceremony.

In a sermon, Reverend Professor Appiah-Poku of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology advised the supporters not to be discouraged but have faith in God for a better luck in future. Rev. Appiah-Poku, who drew lessons from the scriptures suggesting that people who persevered always succeeded, urged members of the party to fight on to enable them emerge victorious in subsequent elections. He said the defeat of the party in the December 28, 2008 general election should not dampen their spirit and belief in the party's ability to wrest back political power in the country. He called on supporters to observe the democratic credentials of the NPP by remaining calm and tolerant even in face of provocation. Nana Akufo Addo, Presidential Candidate of the party for the December 2008 general election, called for unity among party members, saying it would make them resilient to enable them to come back to power.

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He prayed for peaceful coexistence among the entire Ghanaian society for effective national development. He assured party supporters that the NPP would soon be back to assume the reigns power.

Former President, John Agyekum Kufuor said the party would continue to champion the freedom and justice of every individual in the country. He thanked Ghanaians for giving him and the NPP the opportunity to serve them for the past eight years.

Source: GNA
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