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General News of Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Source: Starrfmonline.com

‘Patriotic’ Mahama will handover if he loses – Nana Addo

The flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party Nana Akufo-Addo has said he is confident President John Mahama will hand over power should he lose tomorrow’s polls.

The comment from the NPP flagbearer comes on the back of fears by his campaign coordinator Peter Mac Manu that the President and the NDC may not handover if they lose the polls.

In a wide radio broadcast Monday evening, the former attorney general said he believes Mr. Mahama will follow the steps of his predecessors John Kufuor and JJ Rawlings and handover power if things do not go his way.

“… When the results come in and the good people of Ghana vote for change, I urge our president to follow the worthy footsteps of his distinguished predecessors Jerry John Rawlings and John Agyekum Kufuor, the examples of Goodluck Jonathan and most recent Yahyah Jammeh of the Gambia, should also guide him to ensure a smooth transfer of power.

“I have no doubt that the patriot in John Dramani Mahama will help procure this outcome,” Akufo-Addo said.

Ghana goes to the polls Wednesday to elect a president and 275 parliamentarians. Nana Addo who is contesting the presidency for the third consecutive time and President Mahama of the NDC are the frontrunners in the crucial elections.