The crown of success awaits Nana Akufo-Addo for being a patient and God-fearing man, Pastor Paul Twumasi Danquah, President of the Mid-West Ghana Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church has said.
“Nana Akufo-Addo is a very patient man. He has demonstrated this quality over the years. In Galatians 5:22-23, Paul talks about the fruits of the Spirit, which are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, and self-control. Therefore, if you find anyone who is patient, then that person is borne of God, because patience is a fruit of the Spirit.”
Pastor Danquah, made the comments when the three-time flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) worshipped with congregants of the Sunyani Newtown SDA Church on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Preaching on patience as the key to success, Pastor Danquah commended the former Attorney General for enduring vilifications and insults from political opponents, drawing comparison with the insults and mockery Jesus Christ suffered at the hands of his persecutors on the cross.
"Just like the story of Job in the Bible, the crown of success awaits you. I want everybody to emulate this sterling quality of Nana Akufo-Addo," he said.
For his part, Mr Akufo-Addo thanked Pastor Paul Twumasi Danquah for the sermon, and also thanked members of the church for the warm reception given to him.
He asked for prayers for the peace of the country, and for the Electoral Commission, “so that they conduct a free, fair, transparent election whose outcomes will be readily accepted by all”.
“For your servant, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, pray that God gives me strength, courage, wisdom and a good heart, so, I can be the servant-leader the people of Ghana so ardently require. This is my third attempt, and I can assure you that when you give me the chance, I will, with the guidance of the Almighty, not disappoint you,” he promised.
Nana Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the deputy NPP General Secretary, Nana Obiri Boahen; National Women’s Organiser of the NPP Otiko Afisa Djaba; NPP Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman Kwaku Asomah-Cheremeh; NPP MP for Sunyani West Hon. Ignatius Baffuor Awuah; NPP MP for Sunyani East Hon. Kwasi Ameyaw-Cheremeh; former NPP Brong Ahafo Regional Chairman Kojo Yeboah Fordjuor; NPP Brong Ahafo Regional Secretary Alfred Anye; NPP Brong Ahafo Regional Organiser Rasheed Kolambig; Iddrisu Musah Superior, Fatimatu Abubakar, and Pius Enam Hadzide – campaign aides to Nana Akufo-Addo – amongst others.