The Ghana Bar Association (GBA) has congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on his election as the President-elect of Ghana, including all lawyers who have been elected as Members of Parliament.
Nana Akufo-Addo polled 5,716,026 votes, representing 53.85 per cent to emerge winner in last Wednesday’s election in which President Mahama came second with 4,713,277 votes, 44.40 per cent.
The statement, issued and signed by GBA president, Benson Nutsukpui, and national secretary, Justin Amenuvor, said the GBA shared in the joy of Nana Akufo-Addo’s achievement and wished him well as he embarked on the arduous task of administering the affairs of the nation.
“As an association, we are proud of the fact that he is the third member of the GBA to be elected President since the advent of the Fourth Republic.
“We pray that the Almighty God would guide and protect him during his term as President.”
The Bar noted the fact that the general elections were free, fair, generally orderly and peaceful, and to applauded the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Mrs. Charlotte Osei, the Deputy Commissioners, members and staff of the Commission for successfully superintending over the 2016 elections.
“We would also wish to congratulate President John Dramani Mahama, all the other presidential candidates and leaders of the various political parties on their general show of maturity and responsibility during the elections,” the statement said.
The GBA said it was gratified by the respect for the rule of law demonstrated by Ghanaians during the elections and hoped they all would continue to be law abiding, strive to promote peace and deepen democracy in the country.
“We thank the general citizenry for the peaceful manner in which the elections were held.”