The New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Central Region, on Saturday, held a Thanksgiving Service and expressed appreciation and thanks to God for being merciful to the party.
The central purpose of the service was to thank God for seeing the party through very successful elections in the region, devoid of any rancour and acrimony.
It would be recalled that in January this year, the NPP held it Polling Station Executives and Electoral Area Coordinators elections.
Constituency Executives elections came up in February, before all the regional electioneering activities were climaxed at Kasoa with the Regional Executives Elections.
According to the Regional Chairman, Mr Robert Kingsford Kutin Junior, the occasion was also to mark the 71st day of the formation of the United Gold Coast Convention (UGCC), a tradition that the NPP traces its roots to.
Speaking to the gathering, Mr Kutin appealed to all party faithful to remain loyal, committed and work hard to support the government’s quest to bring respite to the many suffering Ghanaians.
Mr Kutin stressed that government appointees who were not willing to work for the party would not be countenanced, and, therefore, implored all hands to be put on deck.
He adding that the executives would ensure that the party would be able to retain the nineteen parliamentary seats it won in the last elections and add more.
The General Secretary of the party, Mr John Boadu, stressed that many people, in the past, led the struggle that laid the foundations of the NPP as a political party.
According to him, some of the leaders in the past who sacrificed in diverse ways to uphold the UP tradition that gave birth to the NPP did not live to witness the party capturing political power.
He, therefore, appealed to all party members to learn to sacrifice for the party, just as Mr S. K Dombo, one of the main pillars that founded the UP, sacrificed his majority and allowed Dr Busia to lead the party.
He posited that “Every activity of the previous government and this government would be scrutinised to ensure that there is value for money.”
As part of the Thanksgiving Service, prayers were offered for the nation, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, his Vice, Dr Bawumia, and all the three arms of government.
All government appointees, as were as national and regional executives of the party, were also prayed for.
The Central Regional Minister, Mr Kwamena Duncan, was adjudged the best dancer for the occasion, as he dazzled the gathering with his merged “Old and New School” dancing skills.
The Member of Parliament for Assin North, Madam Abena Durowaa, electrified the atmosphere when she took the microphone and administered songs of praise.
Regional and constituency executives, members of Parliament, as well as some clergymen, took part in the Thanksgiving Service.