The flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama has stated his readiness to serve in the incoming Nana Addo-led New Patriotic Party government if given the nod.
The flagbearer who predictably lost out in the December 7 elections revealed that he will not refuse an opportunity to serve the interest of Ghanaians.
“If the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says ‘Edward this is the area I want you to help,’ I will assess myself and see what his expectations are and if I am capable, I will definitely take up that responsibility,’’ he told the Daily Graphic in an interview.
According to him, despite not being voted into power by Ghanaians, he wishes their choice (Nana Addo) well and hopes that he will be able to satisfy the interests of the millions of Ghanaians who trusted in him.
“I offered myself with my pledges, unfortunately, I didn’t get the nod from Ghanaians, hence, I wish Nana Addo well and hope he is able to meet the expectations of millions of people who voted for him to deliver a better Ghana.” he said
He called on Ghanaians to be patient with the incoming government since they are still in the transition period.
Nana Akufo-Addo recorded 53.85 per cent of the total votes cast as against 44.4 per cent by President Mahama.
Five other candidates who contested the elections failed to garner more than two per cent of the votes.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People's Party (PPP) came third, with a total of 105,682 votes, the Convention People's Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet polled 25,395, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings of the National Democractic Party (DPP), 16,878, with Dr Edward Mahama of the PNC and the Independent candidate, Joseph Osei Yeboah, also attaining some votes.