President Akufo-Addo says he is grateful to Ghanaians for the reposed faith placed in him and promised ‘never to let them down’ after re-election.
The President speaking at his residence at Nima, was thankful for the role electorates played in him securing a second term in office.
“Fellow Ghanaians I must give thanks to the almighty God for his mercies and for granting my party the New Patriotic Party and I this all-important win. It has been a hard-fought one which has resulted in an incontestable result and we are duly grateful for how far he has brought us.
We were confident in the beginning of the campaign that the considerable amount of work that we have done since coming into office in 2017 will secure for us 4 more years in office. The declaration made by the Returning Officer as set us on that path. For that, I’m extremely grateful to you fellow Ghanaians for this victory.
I am deeply amble again by your show of confidence and I do not take this lightly. It could be that for an incumbent president who has just secured a second term in office to as it were take it easy and relax because there is nothing more to lose. I am of a different character.
Just as I have been doing since January 2017, I give you my word that I will continue to work very hard to build a prosperous and progressive Ghana for which we yearn. The decisive margin of victory in this election constitutes for me an endorsement of the policies and programs initiated by my government and put before the electorates and I am determined to do all in my power to accomplish the task of this new mandate, and thereby justify the confidence reposed in me. I assure you fellow Ghanaians that I will do my best not to let you down. “
The Electoral Commission, EC on Wednesday night declared the Presidential candidate of the NPP, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo as the winner of the December 7 polls.
Speaking from the EC headquarters in Accra, EC boss who is the returning officer Jean Mensa said the election process has been credible and fair to all.
President Akufo-Addo at the end of the polls had 6,730,413 representing 51.595%
John Mahama had 6,214,889 representing 47.366%.