The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, yesterday made two profound statements that cannot be allowed to pass without comments.
In an address to a large crowd of New Patriotic Party (NPP) supporters at a thanksgiving church service in Accra, to commemorate his victory in the December 7 polls, Nana Akufo-Addo, appealed to all Ghanaians across the political divide to leave behind the bitterness that characterised the campaign leading to the polls and support the new government to improve social-economic conditions in the country.
He also appealed to Ghanaians, to act with kindness, generosity and magnanimity towards one another, and to forgive anyone who might have wronged and “hurt you” in the campaign process.
These two statements are very profound and appropriate to all peace loving people of these country.
Coming at the back of clashes and attacks by political opponents since Nana Akufo-Addo was declared the winner of presidential the election, many had expected such statements from the political leaders, in order to calm down both supporters of the NPP and those of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
The Times is delighted that the President-elect choose such a large gathering to make these statements, which we note has been well received across the country.
Although it would appear that the post election violence has gone down considerably the two statements made by the President-elect must stop the few supports who might still want to engage in violent acts.
Ghana has gone though one of the most peaceful elections ever held in the country, but the post-election violence threatened to paint a rather negative picture of the collective achievement of the country.
As touted across the African continent, Ghana continues to be a beacon of democracy that other countries are trying to emulate.
It is shameful that a country that has experienced a peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another should still go through post-election violence.
We are hopeful that the statements, so eloquently expressed by the President-elect would completely bring to an end the post election violence.
After a successful election, all that the country needs now is peace, so that the incoming government can concentrate on governance in order to bring prosperity to all Ghanaians.