The new President-Elect of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo has extended a hand of leadership to the opposition one day after he was declared winner of the 2020 presidential.
President-Elect Nana Akufo-Addo made the announcement in his first speech following Wednesday’s proclamation of results.
In the speech, the President-Elect avoided any triumphalism.
He remained focused on how to move the country ahead.
“Just as I have been doing since January 2017, I give you my word that I will continue to work very hard to build this prosperous and progressive Ghana to which we aspire” he said.
The 76-year-old re-elected President went as far as to reach out to the main opponent, John Mahama, who won 47.36% of the vote.
He said their two parties, the NPP and NDC must work together especially in Parliament, for the interest of the country.
“The time has come for all of us, regardless of our political affiliations, to unite, to give hand, to stand side by side and work hard to put Ghana where it deserves to be” President Nana Akufo-Addo, declared in his speech.
Nana Akufo-Addo, it should be noted won the first round of the election with 51.59% of the vote.