-According to the Chief of Staff, the country is nearing the election of a female as a president
-She said there are lots of women qualified to occupy the presidency
-Frema Osei-Opare became the country’s first female chief of Staff when President Akufo-Addo appointed her to that position
OUR MANIFESTO: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
Chief of Staff, Akosua Frema Osei-Opare, has expressed optimism Ghanaians will soon elect a female to man the affairs of the nation.
“I think it is a possibility, there are lots of potentials,” she stated in an interview on Sunday on Accra-based Asaase Radio.
Osei-Opare became Ghana’s first-ever female Chief of Staff when President Akufo-Addo appointed her to that position in January 2017.
Satisfied with her performance in his first term, the president decided to retain her in his second term—an honour she held dearly. “I was very excited,” she confessed, stating that she still possesses the fire and energy to continue.
“I think that people should not retire when they shouldn’t retire, if you have something to offer society you should offer society,” she stated.
Meanwhile, President, Nana Akufo-Addo will on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, deliver the first State of the Nation Address of his second term.
This is per Article 67 of the Constitution which mandates him to present to Parliament the address at the beginning of each session of Parliament and before the dissolution of Parliament.
The address comes days after the Supreme Court upheld his electoral victory in the December 7, 2020, general elections.
The president’s address is expected to cover every fabric of the country’s development including; economy, agriculture, environment, education, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Akufo-Addo will also be expected to address the Supreme Court’s affirmation of his 2020 electoral triumph over former President John Mahama.
The Court dismissed Mahama’s challenge to the 2020 presidential election results in the election petition trial on Thursday, March 4, 2021.
Akufo-Addo defeated Mahama in the said election to secure another four-year term; collecting 51.302% of the votes cast against the latter’s 47.359%.
The votes difference between the two candidates stood at 517, 231, representing a four percentage point, one of the highest since 1996.
The NDC flagbearer in the 2020 election petitioned the Supreme Court to order a second round of the December 7, election.
According to him, the votes obtained by NPP’s candidate, Akufo-Addo, and himself in the December 7, election as declared by the EC Chair were not enough for a candidate to be declared the winner.
The seven-member panel that heard the petition, however, said it cannot order a rerun of the 2020 presidential polls.
The panel held that the former president failed to adduce “cogent evidence” to back his claims that there was no winner in the December 7, 2020, presidential elections.
Enjoy reading our stories?
Never miss important updates Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news.