ECOWAS:Communique on the Outcome of The Ghanaian Elections (2016)

The Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has taken note of the announcement of the final result by the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission of Ghana, and the congratulatory phone call by the incumbent President, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, candidate of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) to the president-elect, H.E. Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, of the New Patriotic Party (NPP). The ECOWAS Commission, on behalf of the West African Community, congratulates H.E. John Dramani Mahama for gracefully accepting the will of the people of Ghana and displaying an enviable sense of Statesmanship.

 

Equally, the ECOWAS Commission congratulates the President-elect, H.E. Nana Addo Akufo-Addo, for his well-earned victory in the Presidential election. The Commission encourages the President-elect and his team to work hard to live up to the aspirations of the Ghanaian people, especially in addressing the critical issues of youth unemployment and economic growth. It also appeals to the president-elect to make efforts to bring together all sections of the population, irrespective of political leanings, to work together for a united and peaceful Ghana.

 

The Commission also applauds the Ghanaian electorate for the high sense of patriotism and civic responsibility they displayed by coming out en masse on Election Days to exercise their franchise in a peaceful and orderly manner.

 

Finally, the ECOWAS Commission commends the Chairperson, Commissioners, and staff of the Electoral Commission of Ghana for working tirelessly to deliver transparent and acceptable elections, and in so doing, contributing to deepening Ghana’s already brilliant democratic credentials.




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