President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended former President John Mahama for finally choosing ‘the legal path’
Mr. Mahama and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have filed a petition at the Supreme Court seeking some reliefs including asking the Court for an order to restrain Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the Second Respondent, from holding himself as president-elect.
According to the NDC, “the Petition was filed pursuant to the party‘s audit of the 2020 Presidential results and extensive consultations with the National Executive Committee and Council of Elders of the party”.
Presenting his end of term State of the Nation Address in Parliament, President Akufo-Addo said: “I recognize that my main opponent in the election former President John Mahama has gone to the Supreme Court to seek its intervention…it is good for the nation that in the end, he chose the legal path instead of the pockets of violence that have attended the rejection of the results by his party in the period after the election. We all have to make a deliberate decision to invest in the rule of law and uphold the integrity of the institutions of our state so that no person or group of persons take the law into their own hands with impunity”
He further thanked “the Ghanaian people and to the almighty that I’ve been given a clear mandate to govern the people for four more years and thereby given the opportunity to complete task, consolidate some of the far-reaching measures that we have introduced and initiate further changes and adjustment to policies and practices. The constitution demands that we go to the people after four years to ask for a mandate and we must listen to the voice of the people”