It is few minutes after midnight on December 9, 2016 and I am flying the flag of my country, Ghana. Why? Ghana has emerged victorious and I should be proud.
It’s all about the Presidential and Parliamentary elections held on December 7, 2016. Generally, the process was smooth, peaceful and to a very large extent, transparent and has received lots of commendation from both local and international observers.
With the elections coming few days after The Gambia held its own elections and the incumbent President unseated, there was so much anxiety, whether Ghanaians will vote for the continuation “Toaso” of President John Mahama or change, for a new President. All other Presidential candidates fell along the way, leaving the the two giants of the NDC and the NPP and at this time almost all Ghanaians turned into collation officials churning out their own figures as they were reported from the various polling stations and collation centres. There was so much tension within a very short time, with several calls on the Electoral Commision to declare results. Eventhough 72hours seemed like 10years to many Ghanaians, the results were actually declared after 48hours, 12 hours ahead of the scheduled time and this is worth noting and commending. Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo of the NPP was decclared winner with 53.85% of total valid votes cast.
The President-Elect, together with all Ghanaians have made history in the 2016 Presidential elections. Reasons being:
• It’s the first time in Ghana’s electoral history since the 4th Republic that a President has served just one term.
•It’s the first time since 1992 that a candidate in oposition has won the Presidency “one touch”!
•The President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo has broken the chain of persons called “John” elected as Presidents in Ghana since 1992.
On this note, I congratulate H.E President John Mahama and all the other Presidential/Parliamentary Candidates and MPs-elect. You fought a good fight.
The Electoral Commission of Ghana, led by the affable, confident, resilient and beautiful Mrs. Charlotte Osei, kudos for a good job done! Indeed, you proved that you were in full control.
To our gallant Security Personnel nationwide, thumbs up for ensuring law and order throughout the process.
The Media, I say Ayekoo for the sleepless nights just to give extensive coverage and reportage.
To the President-Elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo-Addo, Congrats Sir! A win for you is a win for the whole of Ghana. Be a President for All and please let the Change be felt.
And finally, to my fellow Ghanaians, we made it!…we are a peace-loving people; we demonstrated it one more time. Tolerance, Peace and Unity carried the day and God has been faithful.
Just as the various voice parts blend harmniously to produce good music, so have we played our individual roles for God and Country!
Now, let’s talk about Christmas😉
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