Rawlings congratulates President Mahama

Jerry Rawlings

Former President Jerry John Rawlings has congratulated President John Dramani Mahama for emerging victorious in the December 7, 2012 presidential polls.

In a statement issued by his office today December 12, 2012, Mr Rawlings said “Following the successful conclusion of the 2012 Presidential and Parliamentary elections I extend warm and sincere congratulations to President-Elect John Dramani Mahama.”

Mr Rawlings called on President Mahama to “endeavour to restore and defend the NDC’s ideals of unity, stability, development, probity and accountability at all times, as he fulfills the mandate entrusted upon him by an expectant electorate.”

He urged the leading opposition party, the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to respect the atmosphere of peace, which characterised the elections adding that “if there are grievances over the results of the elections they should follow the appropriate channels and desist from creating an atmosphere that can potentially hurt the peace and stability in the country.”

Mr Rawlings also commended all Ghanaians for “ensuring that the electoral process was held in an atmosphere of serenity despite the challenges posed by the introduction of the voter verification equipment.”

By Ekow Quandzie

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