- President Akufo-Addo has vowed to be the unifier Ghana needs for sustainable progress democratically and economically
- The president-elect extended a reconciliatory hand to the aggrieved supporters of the NDC
- He said he has their interest at heart
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President Nana Akufo-Addo has promised to unite the country towards sustainable development.
Akufo-Addo who was re-elected for another four-year term in the 2020 polls pledged on Sunday, December 27, 2020, during the New Patriotic Party (NPP) National Thanksgiving Service.
Thanking the electorates who voted to retain him in power for the next four years, the president vowed to work not only in the interest of those who voted for him but for those who voted for his opponents, especially his main contender, former President John Dramani Mahama of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).
“But, in singling them out, I also want to assure the 6.2 million who did not vote for me that I will have their interest at heart and in mind in all that I do,” he stated.
In the meantime, an Accra high court barred supporters of the NDC from holding demonstrations in the capital, Accra.
The supporters have been on a nationwide protest since the declaration of the outcome of the presidential race in the just-ended polls over what they say was a stolen verdict.
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The court order followed a series of chaotic protests in the capital around the headquarters of the Electoral Commission (EC).
One such demonstration occurred on Thursday, December 17, 2020, when the protesters clashed with police at the EC’s office, burning tyres amongst others.
The reasons behind the protests, according to the general secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu Nketia, were beyond the failure of Mahama to defeat President Akufo-Addo.
He told GHone TV’s Serwaa Amihere on Thursday, December 24, 2020, that: “It’s about our sovereignty that has come under attack.
In an earlier report on YEN.com.gh, Asiedu Nketia predicted that the street protests could get murkier and out of control.
For him, peace would only reign in Ghana when the injustices against the NDC were corrected.
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