UK, EU send Mahama congrats messages

President John Mahama

The United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) have congratulated John Mahama after being declared President-elect by the Electoral Commission (EC) for winning Ghana’s 2012 genral elections held December 7, 2012.

The two sent the messages in separate statements issued December 10, 2012.

“I congratulate John Dramani Mahama on his election as President of Ghana and on elections that were widely recognised to be free, fair and transparent.  Ghana has now seen six successful elections since military government ended in 1992 and it is rightly seen as a beacon of democracy in the region.  I commend the Ghanaian people, political parties and civil society on the peaceful environment in which the elections were held, said UK Minister for Africa, Mark Simmonds.

The EU in its statement issued by its High Representative, Catherine Ashton, said “Following the announcement by the Electoral Commission of the results of the Presidential elections held on December 7, 2012, I wish to extend my congratulations to President-Elect John Dramani Mahama.”

Both the EU and the UK government pledged to continue partnering with Ghana.

Meanwhile, the President of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP), Hon. Bethel Nnaemeka Amadi has also sent a message to H.E. John Dramani Mahama congratulating him on his election as Ghana’s President.

Hon. Amadi expressed pride that a former Pan-African Parliamentarian is now elected as a Head of State.

According to the PAP, President John Mahama is the first former Member of the parliament  to be elected Head of State.

By Ekow Quandzie

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