Founder and Leader of the Liberal Party of Ghana, Kofi Akpaloo has said the absence of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) from last Wednesday’s Inter-Party Advisory Committee is an answer to his prayers.
According to him, the LPG held three-day fasting and prayers for the collapse of the largest opposition party hence he considers their absence from last week’s InterParty Advisory Committee’s meeting a first sign that God is answering his party’s prayers.
The Electoral Commission on Wednesday, May 27, 2020, held an IPAC meeting to engage the political parties who are major stakeholders in the election process and agree on final details ahead of its planned compilation of a new voters’ register.
The Commission, after reaching the needed consensus, despite the NDC and allied opposition parties’ decision to stage a boycott, set the last week of June to begin the exercise.
Speaking to UTV on Friday, Kofi Akpaloo said it is a blessing the NDC refused to show up since their absence made it easier and convenient taking decisions.
Mr Akpaloo said his LPG’s prayer is for NDC to fully collapse to give room for the party to become the major opposition party in the country.
“My prayer is that NDC as a party collapses when CPP collapsed, NDC took advantage so we are also praying the NDC collapses. My party held fasting and prayers for the collapse of NDC. We prayed that God listens to our prayers and collapses the party so we can also take over the same way they collapsed CPP. If you look at the parties in Ghana, we are number 3 and so we want to move to second quickly and then to first so our prayer was very powerful, we fasted for three days for NDC to collapse
“If we pray for NDC to collapse, we can move to the second position and then we can gradually move to the first position cause we are number 3 now. Their absence from IPAC was a blessing because God listened to our prayers that if they were there, they would have disturbed everybody and disrupt the meeting and confuse Jean Mensa which will not let us reach any agreement. So because they couldn’t come, we are very grateful to God that they didn’t come…it was the first time I felt there was an AC in the room for th first time because the room was cool cause nobody caused any confusion and we all reached an agreement,” he said.
He expressed gratitude to God for thwarting the NDC’s deliberate attempt to impede the compilation of the news register which will make way for Ghanaians to exercise their franchise.
“So soon there will be the compilation of the new register so that Ghanaians can exercise their franchise for the 2020 elections. If you are doing something and there’s no misunderstanding, you are able to reach an agreement faster…You can disagree with the EC when they are doing something that is not right but what the NDC is doing is a deliberate attempt to destroy the decision to compile the new register and so it is God who has listened to our prayers.”