Please step down when you lose elections - Mahama advises political leaders

Please step down when you lose elections - Mahama advises political leaders

President Mahama has sent a strong message to his colleague leaders who resolve to staying in office even when they are out of office.

Please step down when you lose elections - Mahama advises political leaders

Delivering a lecture dubbed, “Mind Speak” in Nairobi, Kenya, the former president remembered the very words of his father during the post colonial era of the then Gold Coast, "leave when applause is loudest”.

“When the ball is in your possession, you do your best to move it forward, but then you must inevitably pass that ball to the next player and wish him or her the best in making progress because the victory that comes is not claimed by you or any of the other players.” Mahama revealed.

Mahama's pleasing speech follows his shocking defeat in the just ended general elections were he lost the elections by 48.3 percent to his fierce contender, Nana Addo Danquah Akufo-Addo.

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Please step down when you lose elections - Mahama advises political leaders

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