The sudden appearance of a white dove which settled for a while on the shoulders of the President during the Special Delegate?s Congress in Kumasi has been given different interpretations by some keen observers.

Whiles some said the dove which settled on the right shoulder of President John Dramani Mahama, during the event of the National Democratic Congress at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi, was a good omen which foretold a resounding victory for the party in the upcoming December Elections, others said the dove which flew in from nowhere and perched on the President and was later seen ambling about in front of the dais where the leadership was seated, was a mere superstition which held no special significance.

A couple of weeks ago, a similar incident occurred when a white dove sat on the vehicle of the wife of the late President Mills, Dr Mrs Naadu Mills, when her late husband?s remains was being carried to the burial site and many who witnessed the incident expressed the feeling that such things did have spiritual significance and should not be simply dismissed. ?Middle-aged Madam Margaret Oteng, a trader at the stadium, said ?the spirit of President Mills has come back to the President to imbue his successor with the spirit of courage to continue with his good work of peace and unity.?

Opanin Kwame Ohemeng, an NDC supporter, said in the Bible, the dove signifies the Holy Spirit, which Christians believe symbolizes truth, light and love. ?He said the incident is also a reminder to President Mahama to espouse those similar virtues to unite the party and the people of Ghana for a peaceful poll in December. ?Miriam Agyei, a 32- year old second-hand clothes seller at the Kumasi Central Market, however, expressed an entirely different view saying, ?I don?t believe in these things they are just unfounded superstitions.?



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