The Race To The Flagstaff House
“The Old Welcomes The New”
“Before I start writing this blog, I firstly want to say God bless Ghana Our Motherland, and may he continue to make our nation great and strong. I also want to congratulate my fellow Ghanaians for exercising a peaceful election and setting yet another great example to other countries.”
The race to the Flagstaff House is finally over. On the 9th of December 2016, the most anticipated election results finally emerged after 2 days of waiting and anxiety. The news broke out when President John Dramani Mahama called President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo to congratulate him and accept defeat. It was then followed by the announcement of the E.C. by Mrs Charlotte Amah Osei who gave a warm speech about; “The media for undisputed and peaceful election: The support of civil society”. As broadcasted by Joy news live on ABN TV, the exciting event for the NPP’s was then followed by a victory speech by the President-Elect Nana Akufo Addo.
He first started by acknowledging the call made by President John Dramani Mahama stating: – “A few minutes ago, at 7:51pm precisely, the President of the Republic and the NDC presidential candidate, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, called me on the phone to congratulate me on my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2016. He wished me the best of luck and God’s blessings and assured me of his full co-operation in organising the transition from his administration to mine.”
The President-Elect then acknowledged the Chairperson Charlotte Osei for her amazing work during the presidential election, The Almighty God, the NPP team by quoting a verse in the Bible in Ecclesiastes chapter 3 verse 11 “He has made everything beautiful in his time” . He also mentioned some previous leaders of his political party, the media, the people who supported him but unfortunately passed away during the campaign, his wife and kids, the Vice President-Elect Dr Mahamudu Bawumia and his wife, some important personalities in other countries such as South Africa, The EU and The United States of America.
These were his final words: – “Fellow Ghanaians, you have not elected me to serve one party, but to serve the entire nation. The President of Ghana is President for every single Ghanaian, without discrimination, malice or ill-will to any ethnic group or political or religious affiliation. Whether you supported me or not, whether you campaigned for me or not, whether you voted for me or not, I can promise you one thing. I will do my best to serve your interests and put our country back on the path of progress and prosperity. God did not put us on this rich land, a land blessed with an abundance of human and natural resources, to be poor. I am confident, and I have faith that, with God’s guidance and your active help and hard work we will move our country forward. Together, we will change Ghana, and use all the blessings that the Almighty has bestowed on us to bring prosperity to our people and nation in our time. Together, we will fulfil the destiny of Ghana, the destiny of freedom, justice and prosperity that the ancestors and founders of our nation defined for us.
God bless our homeland Ghana, and make our nation great and strong.”
The event was then followed by a speech from President John Dramani Mahama who accepted defeat and thanked all his supporters for their patience and voting for him, his family and God. Let us not forget the great work done by this great man. Yes, he had a few setbacks, however, he still improved Ghana in his own ways.
This unexpected yet exciting turn of event should create an awareness to every politician wanting to lead our beautiful country that, the people are awake, the people are much more aware of what is going in the country and the people will not hesitate to elect a new president if they feel the work hasn’t been done properly. Gone are the days when politicians would bribe the people in the villages just because of their lack of education and the use of technology. I encourage the youth of our great country Ghana to educate themselves politically so they can lead the country in the future without any corruption but in truth and honesty. Nana Akufo Addo’s story is a touching and inspiring one, never give up as God’s time is the best time.
On that note, God Bless Our Motherland Ghana.