Incoming President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party has dispelled rumors that a core pursuit of his government would be a "witch-hunt" on officials during the Mahama-led government.
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The president-elect, in a letter to former President John Jerry Rawlings, stated that even as he will focus on fighting corruption, it will be done in accordance with the laws of the land.
"…There can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment. No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government," the letter stated.
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"I am fully committed to pursuing ‘an anti-corruption drive across-the board,’ as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process. That is the best form of security for every citizen of the country," he added.
His letter to Rawlings was in response to a call by the former president on Nana Addo to take up “an anti-corruption drive.”
“Your victory is a manifestation of the people’s desire for new leadership and comes with enormous responsibilities including a commitment to pursue an anti-corruption drive across-the-board,” Rawlings said in a letter to congratulate Akufo-Addo for emerging victorious in last Wednesday’s polls.
The President-elect further assured to tackle challenges confronting Ghana in relation to unemployment, high cost of living, health care among others.
“My goal is to provide effective leadership, which is honest, competent and determined to deliver, and address these challenges, so that we can put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, improve rapidly the standards of living of Ghanaians,” he added.
Nana Addo was declared president elect by Ghana's Electoral Commission after Ghanaians went to the polls on December 7th.
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