Bishops applaud Ghanaians for comporting themselves during elections
The Ghana Catholic Bishops’ Conference (GCBC) have observed with great admiration the comportment and maturity with which our fellow Ghanaians conducted themselves during the Presidential and Parliamentary elections held on Wednesday December 7, 2016. This surely resulted in one of the most peaceful and successful elections we have witnessed as a country, a feat that has made Ghana once again a still brighter beacon of democracy in Africa and the world at large.
It is on the note of such remarkable success that we, the GCBC, congratulate the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for emerging winner in the presidential elections.
With profound admiration, we also congratulate His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama for such display of matured statesmanship in conceding defeat to the President-elect.
We congratulate the Electoral Commission for living up to the task, and organizing a very credible, transparent, free and fair elections. We likewise congratulate all other stakeholders such as the National Peace Council, Security Agencies, Judiciary, Civil Society Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, the Media and the International Observer Organizations and Communities for their invaluable contributions to the success of our elections. We look forward to a peaceful, smooth and transparent transfer of power to the incoming government, and we call on all the parties and institutions concerned to be committed in the transition process.
We congratulate especially all Ghanaians for conducting themselves so very well throughout the electoral process. The chorus on the lips of many Ghanaians is that, ‘the outcome of the elections is a victory for Ghana and not just for any particular political party’. Let us therefore rekindle the spirit of national unity and move Ghana our beloved country forward.
After such successful and peaceful elections, the GCBC calls on political party supporters who have gone about vandalizing national and private assets, and assaulting persons perceived as opponents, to desist from these acts of lawlessness. We hereby call on the appropriate security agencies to enforce the laws of the land and ensure the safety of life and property of Ghanaians
It is the prayer of the GCBC that Ghana will continue to enjoy the peace she has enjoyed over the years to make room for the growth and development of our country. Once again, Congratulations to all Ghanaians.
As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, Prince of Peace, we wish to take this opportunity to also wish all Ghanaians Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year full of God’s Blessings.
God bless our homeland Ghana and make our nation greater and stronger.
Wednesday, December 14, 2016