General News of Thursday, 29 August 2013
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.
He said: “I accept the decision but I’m saddened and disappointed by the verdict and I know many of our supporters are saddened too”.
According to him, “we shall not ask for a review so we can all move on”.
Nana Akufo-Addo said: “Ghana’s election will never be the same again after this petition”.
He added that: “We have set precedence for generations to follow”.
He urged the two parties to put their differences aside and come together to build Ghana, adding that he had called President John Mahama to congratulate him.
“This is the time for all of us to come together and work together to find solutions”.
“To my party, I say we have a lot to be proud of. Let us wish our president well and thank the almighty…the battle continues to be the Lord’s”, Nana Akufo-Addo noted.
The former Attorney General said: “I will take some time out and reflect” before announcing a decision concerning his future in Ghana’s politics.