Thanksgiving service at the Methodist Church after the official ceremony to outdoor Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang as Running Mate for the NDC in the 2020 election saw the Presiding Bishop of the Methodist Church of Ghana, Rt. Rev. Dr Paul Boafo urging her to champion the course of the vulnerable in the society.
According to the Presiding Bishop, Professor Opoku-Agyemang has been selected at a time when someone has been lynched, urging her to focus more on issues which have to do with the poor, the aged and the loveless people in the society.
Rt. Rev. Dr Paul Boafo at the thanksgiving service at the Asbury Methodist Church in Accra charged Prof Naana Opoku-Agyemang through prayer to have soft spot for the vulnerable as she is coming in as a woman at a time when an old woman has been lynched for allegedly being called a witch.
He further bemoaned how the Ghanaian society has been reduced to where women, the aged and the vulnerable ones are being maltreated; charging her to adhere to integrity and truth in her political activities.
“This God in whom you trust is a God who has a soft spot for the vulnerable, for the poor, for the aged, for the loveless people. This God in whom you trust is a God who seeks the welfare of people. Coming in as a woman, you have come in at a time when in our country someone has just been lynched as a woman and she was being a witch for no reason. Is that how we should treat our women? Is that how we should treat vulnerable in our society? Is that how we should treat old people in our society?”
“You are coming in at a time to stand and champion the course of such vulnerable people. And I pray that this God in whose presence you had come will equip you, will enable you, will strengthen you, will give you the insight, will give you the wisdom to do what is right for people in the Ghanaian society. What you say, do think and tell the people should be the master’s word. May this God go with you”.
He however instructed Professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, being selected for the highest position to stand against the politics of insults and of violence which has characterized politics in Ghana for some time now.
“Someone said violence means you’ve come to the end of your creative activity. Do go that way, call for peace, ask for peace because the God in whose presence you sit and the God you’re acknowledging He’s peace and His peace he gives to people. Carry it, walk with it, talk about it and let the people know that yes indeed you stand with this God.”