Saturday, December 10, 2016
GHANA ELECTS A NEW PRESIDENT, NANA AKUFOR-ADDO
Icheoku says the wind of change blowing across world's political landscape has swept across through Ghana, sweeping away the incumbent president and in his place, a new president has been elected to lead the former Gold Coast territory, now Ghana. President-elect Nana Akufor-Addo defeated incumbent President John Mahama in a well conducted free and far election; and his third time trying for the presidency, thus putting some credence in the aphorism, third time is the charm.
Good enough the outgoing president, who lost his reelection bid, has accepted the result and has conceded the election. It is encouraging to watch peaceful election and power transfer in a continent plagued by sit-tight leaders who hardly lose election nor ever accepts defeat and would rather plunge their country into internecine bloody war than allow the expressed wishes of the people hold supreme. President Jammeh of The Gambia is now proving to be one such sit-tight lout, who previously conceded an election that threw him out of power only to now make a u-turn, recanted and is making a bid not to quit.
Icheoku says congratulations to both the newly elected President Nana Akufor-Addo and the outgoing President John Mahama for their victory and concession respectively. They are both noble statesmen and they are showing their countrymen and women the right way and how to move a country forward politically. It is a new dawn in Ghana and as usual, the face of victory is always radiant as is the gleaning face of the victor, Mr Nana Akufor-Addo. Congratulations also to the people of Ghana for a peaceful election and may God continue to bless and keep them safe.