Wednesday, 8th November 2021
President Akufo Addo has assured Ghanaians that his government will not be seeking to use dubious means to extend his term of office beyond the constitutinally maximum of two. The president was speaking an a peace and stability conference organised by Kofi Anan International Peace Training School in Accra today when he made that statement.
The president said unlike some African countries, he will respect the ECOWAS regulations on elections that state that electoral laws shall not be amended six months to election. He said he had every reason to respect the constitution of Ghana and the ECOWAS regulations and urged his colleague Presidents to do same.
"I have always maintained that peace and stability are critical in the development of every nation. As president of Ghana and the current chairman of ECOWAS, I shall respect the constitution and the ECOWAS regulations on election that says electoral laws shall not be amended six months to election. I have no intention whatsoever to seek to continue to hold on to power after my two terms. I shall hand over power to whoever will be elected president of Ghana on 7th January 2025", Nana Addo stated.
The president also called on UN, AU and other stakeholders to help ECOWAS resolve the political tensions in Mali and Guinea. He used the occasion to remind the leaders of the two nations that democracy is the way to go hence they should give way for civilian rule.
President Akufo Addo was re-elected President of Ghana on 7th December 2020. The election was marred by several chaos that resulted to the lost of 8 lifes. The NDC contested the results insisting that the electoral commission rigged the election in favour of the NPP. But seven member panel of supreme court judges unanimousely rejected the petition on account that it lacked merit.
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