President John Dramani Mahama on Saturday appealed to Ghanaians to put the 2012 election behind and forge ahead as one people for the development of the country.
He said: “The 2012 election has come and gone and we all need to put it behind and unite towards the socio-economic development of the country Ghana that we all belong to.”
President Mahama was addressing the monthly gathering of women’s Aglow Fellowship at the Independence Square in Accra.
The prayers formed part of their monthly gatherings and to specially thank God for the peaceful and successful election that the country experienced last week.
It was also attended by Mrs Matilda Amissah-Arthur, wife of Vice President Paa Kwesi Bekoe Amissah Arthur, Ms Sherry Ayitey, Minister for Environment, Science and technology and many other government officials.
President Mahama said Ghana’s previous successful elections were attributable to the intercessory prayers by groups and individuals over the years and months and encouraged them to continue to pray unceasingly for the country to continue to progress in all sectors of development.
He said governance could not be effectively done by one person and called on all stakeholders to put their hands on deck to help him to execute his duties professionally and efficiently in the coming years of his reign.
“I want to continue praying for God to give me the wisdom of Solomon and the courage of David to tackle the development of this country. But I also need the support of all of you here and everywhere in the country to be able to rule effectively,” President Mahama added.
The President called on all politicians to offer their contribution towards the advancement of the country in the next four years.
Mrs Dorothy Danso, National President of Women’s Aglow International, said they would continue to play their role of praying incessantly for the nation and appealed to all Ghanaians to join them in their monthly gatherings.
She appealed to all politicians to bury their differences and pray together as Ghanaians for God to continue with the blessings that the country had received over the years.