Apostle Schambach Amaniampong, Head of Christian Redemption International Centre in Accra, on Monday predicted that the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) was likely to split if the party mismanages the process of electing a flagbearer for Elections 2008. " I can foresee a split in the ranks of the NPP, similar to the fate that befell the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC)," he told the Ghana News Agency in an interview.
Apostle Amaniampong said if the mode of selecting a presidential candidate was not tackled with circumspection, there would be power struggle leading to breakaway of some disenchanted candidates, " and this will leave a bitter taste in the mouth of the party".
He said the political controversy would be so intense that it could soften the grounds for an electoral victory of the NDC in 2008. Apostle Amaniampong asked members of the NPP to pray to God to give them a leader who would sustain the peace and stability of the nation. He asked President John Agyekum Kufuor to be closer to God during the last two years of his reign, in order to attract divine direction. Apostle Amaniampong said a close relationship between President Kufuor and God would facilitate his efforts to improve the socio-economic and political fortunes of Ghana and live behind a good legacy .
He asked Government officials especially the President and the Vice President to be careful about the machinations of the devil to engage their convoy in fatal accidents to claim lives and discredit the Executive.
Apostle Amaniampong said 2007 would pose a lot of challenges for politicians in the West African Sub-Region and asked Christians to pray fervently to neutralize plans by the devil to create bloodshed in Nigeria and neighbouring Cote d' Ivoire.
He said terrorists were planning to escalate their activities worldwide, hence the need for intensive prayers by Christians. Apostle Amaniampong said 2007 was a year of Jubilee for Ghana and great transformation that would ensure prosperity and success for a number of people.
" Whoever has trusted God for financial, matrimonial and other breakthrough should expect divine favour between January and March this year," he said.
Apostle Amaniampong said there would be universal financial breakthrough, while a lot of foreign investors would invest in Ghana between August and October.
Last year Apostle Amaniampong predicted that the country would experience a number of industrial unrests to back demand for better remunerations and the creation of a new political party. He also prophesied that there would be political tensions in Nigeria and a boom in commercial activities in Ghana.