Pressure group, OccupyGhana, has congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) for his overwhelming victory in last week’s presidential elections.
“We particularly celebrate his unwavering focus on issue-based campaigning, his abhorrence of divisive, ethnocentric sentimentalism during the months leading to Election Day, and his calming demeanour during the fraught hours of delay prior to the final declaration of the results by the Chair of Ghana’s Electoral Commission,” a statement from the group said.
OccupyGhana also congratulated President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress for his positive contribution to peace and calm during the elections which was critical to the success of the election process.
The group saluted the Electoral Commission (EC), Ghanaians, and all the various stakeholders for deepening the country’s democracy and ensuring free, fair and credible general elections.
“We are proud of our nation’s glowing reputation and leading example for peaceful elections in a continent known for pockets of electoral violence and dictatorial oppression by governments,” the statement said.
The group expressed optimism that the dynamic leadership of the President-elect would recover for the country, the stolen loot of public funds eaten away by corruption, and end the reign of impunity that some public officials and their private sector counterparts had used to bleed the country dry of the country’s meagre financial resources.
“We commend the NPP on their pro-active anti-corruption policy proposals and look forward to collaborating with the new government to create a more transparent, accountable and fair environment,” OccupyGhana stressed.
“This will only enhance the business environment and ensure swifter achievement of prosperity for our beloved Ghana and her people,” it said.
By Times Reporter