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General News of Sunday, 11 December 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

I won’t witch-hunt – Akufo-Addo tells Rawlings

President-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has promised members of the opposition National Democratic Congress he is not going to embark on any witch-hunting.

According to him, he will need the “unalloyed support of every Ghanaian” to succeed in government hence “there can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment.”

“No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government,” Akufo-Addo said in a reply to former President JJ Rawlings following a similar one from the latter on December 10, 2016.

Below is the full letter


11th December, 2016

H.E. Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings

Former President of the Republic
Accra.


Your Excellency,

This is to acknowledge with thanks your letter of December 10, 2016, with its heartwarming contents.

Our people, as clearly expressed in your letter, are confronted with huge challenges, unprecedented levels of joblessness, high costs of living, widespread and rampant cases of corruption, and deterioration in governance and in the quality of our health and education services – which they want addressed.

My goal is to provide effective leadership, which is honest, competent and determined to deliver, and address these challenges, so that we can put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, improve rapidly the standards of living of Ghanaians.

For this to happen, I would need the unalloyed support of every Ghanaian, irrespective of their ethnic group or religious or political affiliation. There can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment. No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government.

I am fully committed to pursuing “an anti-corruption drive across-the board”, as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process. That is the best form of security for every citizen of the country.

Once again, many thanks for your letter of congratulations.

Warm regards and best wishes.

Yours sincerely,

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

President-Elect