Ghana’s former President, Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated president-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, on his victory in the December polls.
Nana Addo was declared the winner of the presidential election by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission (EC), Charlotte Osei on Friday.
He will be sworn in as the fifth president of Ghana’s fourth republic in January,
The EC declared him the winner, with 53.85% of the votes, while President Mahama took 44.40.
Rawlings congratulated Nana Addo on his win which he said was indicative of Ghanaians’ desire for new leadership.
“I write to extend my warm congratulations on the occasion of your electoral victory.”
“Your victory is a manifestation of the people’s desire for new leadership and comes with enormous responsibilities including a commitment to pursue an anti-corruption drive across-the-board.
Rawlings also charged Nana Addo to fulfil the promises he made during his campaign without fear or favour.
“Ghana faces huge challenges, many of which you promised to tackle during your campaign tours. You have been elected as President because the electorate believes you have the ability to confront these challenges and lead the country with fearlessness, humility and honesty.”
“I commend you for committing to be a leader for all Ghanaians in your acceptance address. The onus is on you to pursue a leadership that unifies the people so members of the losing side have no reason to feel insecure. I wish you the best of luck as you prepare to assume the mantle of leadership. God bless you and our homeland Ghana,” Rawlings added.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/ghanadecides.com/Ghana