President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has assured Ghanaians in a letter to former president Jerry John Rawlings that he will not witch-hunt officials of the outgoing administration although he is determined to fight corruption.
Akufo-Addo, who swept to victory in Wednesday’s polls against incumbent president John Mahama, also assured the former president that he will run a good government.
He said: “My goal is to provide effective leadership, which is honest, competent and determined to deliver, and address these challenges, so that we can put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, improve rapidly the standards of living of Ghanaians.
“I am fully committed to pursuing “an anti-corruption drive across-the-board”, as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process. That is the best form of security for every citizen of the country.”
Nana Akufo-Addo mentioned that for this to happen he will need the unflinching support of every Ghanaian “irrespective of their ethnic group or religious or political affiliation. There can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment. No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government.”
His letter was in response to similar one Mr Rawlings wrote to him urging him to fight.
“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,” his letter said.