The Flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) Nana Akufo Addo has assured Ghanaians that he and the NPP will not do anything to endanger the peace of the nation in any way during and after the elections.
According to him, it is in their interest that the elections comes off peacefully and the outcome acceptable to all parties.
The three-time Presidential candidate was speaking at an event in Accra organized by the Electoral Commission and the National Peace Council in Accra to engage the seven presidential candidates to sign a declaration to recommit themselves to peace ahead of the December 7 elections.
Nana Akufo Addo stated that he has personally demonstrated his commitment to maintaining the peace of the country on several occassions including during past elections.
“In 2008, I accepted the results of a closely fought election which was won by the slimmest of margins some 40,000 votes in 10,000,000 votes cast without asking for a recount. Again, in the disputed elections of 2012, I contested the outcome in the highest court of the land and after proceedings have lasted for eight months, Ghana came out with a democratic credential enhanced. We proved to the world that we are able to submerge our individual and partisan preferrence for the common good.”
He added: “We demonstrated clearly that it was not the ambitions of Akufo Addo or the fortunes of the NPP that we sought to promote. The stability and progress of Ghana and the enhancement of her democracy was the paramount consideration that guided our every actions in those difficult days.”