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Please John Mahama, don't destroy your legacy and political future.

Your Excellency John Dramani Mahama, I remember vividly when you stepped down gallantly as president of Ghana in January 2017 and handed over power to His Excellency Akufo Addo. I was so proud of you even though you became the first in the history our dear nation to fail to secure a second term in office.

I remember also when you were told during an Aljezeera interview "when you stepped down, Ghana experienced a peaceful transition of power."

And your response was, "I find it surprising because I think it should be the norm. I don’t think we should be celebrating each time a peaceful transition takes places. This is what is supposed to happen."

Mr. Mahama, Ghana and indeed the whole world was proud of you too. I was therefore not surprised when the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS), entrusted in you, together with your comrades, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia, Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria and Ernest Bai Koroma of Sierra Leone, the role of meeting Jammeh and president-elect Adama Barrow in an attempt to manage a peaceful transition of power during the crisis in the Gambia.

Your Excellency, my aim of writing this letter is to remind you of what you said when you headed ECOWAS Election Observation Mission to Liberia. That day when you met with George Weah and out-going Vice President Joseph Boakai, you called on them and all other political actors in the country to play by the rules and conduct themselves peacefully.

Your Excellency, your also pleaded with all aggrieved parties to use legal and constitutional mean to resolve differences, not violence. You told them to go to the Supreme Court of the land.

Am making the same call on you now. You have worked very hard to build a legacy for yourself. Remember you words on Aljezeera.

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