May 22, 2024

President Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo-Addo has said he is still waiting for his main opponent in the 2020 election to congratulate him on my victory.

According to the Electoral Commission of Ghana 2020 presidential election results, President Akufo-Addo won re-election with 51.59 percent of the vote while the opposition leader and former president Mahama also secured 47.36 percent of the vote.

But the opposition has rejected the results, saying the elections were not free and fair.

“You cannot use the military to try and overturn some of the results in constituencies that we have won. We will resist any attempts to subvert the sovereign will of the Ghanaian people,” the former president said.

Delivering an address ahead of January 8, constitution day, Nana Addo stated that to strengthen the democracy and the peace and stability of the nation, there should be no lingering doubt about the legitimacy of the election and the winning candidate.

“At the end of it all, there should be no lingering doubt about the legitimacy of the election and the winning candidate, on the conclusion of the process, should receive the unalloyed support of all. That is how we can strengthen our democracy and the peace and stability of our nation. On a lighter note, three years on, I’m still waiting for my main opponent in the 2020 election to congratulate me on my victory.” The president said.

He further urged Ghanaians to maintain the peace in the country ahead of the 7th December general elections.

“Fellow Ghanaians, democracies are grounded on viable elections.This year, like we have done on 8 preceding occasions, we will go to the polls to elect the President and my successor. No true democrat can disregard the importance and sanctity of the ballot. It must, thus, be in our collective interest to follow the rules and regulations to ensure the elections are fair and transparent and that we all develop respect for them.”

“A respect that should not be the function of whether you win or lose. All stakeholders, that is, the Electoral Commission, the political parties and their leaders, the electorate and citizenry should work to assure the consolidation of the Ghanaian democracy and help us maintain our pride of place on the continent as the model of democracy in Africa.” Nana Addo added.

The leader of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) assured that he will do whatever he can to see to it that Ghana will have a free and fair and transparent election in December 2024.

“I swore an oath on 7th January 2017 and again, four years later, on 7th January 2021 to be faithful and true to the republic of Ghana and preserve, protect and defend the Constitution. I shall continue to do just that. It will not be under my watch that any adventurer will seek to torpedo the democratic path on which we have embarked. I will help see to it that we have a free and fair and transparent election in December 2024.” He assured.

“You have my word. Ghana will be the victor of such an outcome, not any individual party or candidate. Nonetheless, I urge you my fellow Ghanaians to continue to embrace the basic values of the Constitution. founded on the principles of democratic accountability and respect for the rule of law, human rights and individual liberty and freedom, which the great majority of us believe must form the bedrock of our national development and individual prosperity.”

Ghana observes constitution day to recognize the country’s effort to maintain and sustain the 4th republic over the years.

Source: Elvisanokyenews.com

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