I’m taking a time out from politics – Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo

Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the 2012 presidential election has admitted defeat after Ghana’s Supreme Court on Thursday confirmed President John Dramani Mahama as the validly elected President of Ghana.

Addressing party faithful at his residence in Accra shortly after the court’s ruling, Akufo-Addo said: “I have personally called to congratulate President John Mahama as the fourth elected president of the fourth republic.”

He added: “While I disagree with the court’s decision I accept it. I accept that what the court says bring finality to the election dispute. We shall not be asking for a review of the verdict so we can all move on in the interest of our nation. … I am saddened by the verdict and I know most of our supporters are saddened too.”

He, therefore, appealed to party followers to accept the verdict and take pride in the party’s decision to challenge the election declaration at the Supreme Court.

Nana Akufo-Addo added: “I am sure by now many people are wondering what I envisage for my political future. I intend to take sometime time out and get some rest, reflect and then announce whatever decision I come to”.

The nine-member panel presided over by Justice William Atuguba refused to annul the over four million votes which the petitioners said were added to President John Mahama’s to make him win the 2012 elections.

The petitioners who filed the petition challenging the results of the 2012 presidential elections were seeking to have the votes annulled and have subsequently declared the presidential candidate of the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, as the winner of the December 2012 elections.

RadioXYZ FM: Akufo-Addo: ‘I disagree with SC’s verdict but I accept’

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo says he “disagrees” with the Supreme Court’s verdict on the election petition case but “will not ask for a review”.

“I disagree with the court’s decision but I accept it and I ask all our supporters to accept the verdict”, the 2012 Presidential candidate of the main opposition New Patriotic Party and first petitioner in the case told journalists at the Supreme Court minutes after the verdict was pronounced.

source Ghana Web


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