With the countdown to the delivery of the verdict of the Supreme Court on the election petition on, President John Dramani Mahama has urged Ghanaians to preserve the peace in the country, no matter the outcome of the petition.
He asked the people to accept the verdict of the court, saying that “it is Ghana’s peace that has endeared the country to foreign investors”.
“Ghana is bigger than all of us and the country will continue to exist after we are all long gone,” he declared.
President Mahama made the appeal during separate interactions with journalists and members of the National Peace Council at the Flagstaff House, Kanda in Accra yesterday.
The President’s meeting with journalists was in connection with the first anniversary of the demise of President John Evans Atta Mills, while the meeting with the NPC was to discuss peace and security in the country.
The delegation from the NPC was led by its Chairman, the Most Rev Prof. Emmanuel Asante.
Also present at the meeting were a presidential advisor, Mr Baba Kamara; the Deputy Chief of Staff, Dr Valerie Sawyer; the Executive Secretary to the President, Dr Raymond Atuguba, and another presidential advisor, Mr Baffoe Bonnie.
In attendance was the nine-year-old Peace Ambassador, Ms Angela Mensah.
Peace and security
During his interaction with the journalists, President Mahama recalled fond memories of the late President Mills and the attributes he learnt from him.
He said it was crucial for Ghanaians to continue to live in peace ...