General News of Saturday, 29 September 2012

Source: Kojo Frimpong

I don’t want to win elections at all cost- Mahama

H.E John Dramani Mahama has assured Ghanaians in the Diaspora that he will respect and accept the results of the December 7 elections whether it favours him or not.

He said his decision to contest for the presidency was inspired by his desire to continue to work for the good people of Ghana, adding that he was not bent on winning the election at all cost.

“I will respect the verdict of the people of Ghana in the December election. I am not one of the people who want to win the election at all cost,” he said.

President Mahama made this know when he addressed Ghanaians in New York as part of his visit to the United States of America to attend the 67TH United Nations General Assembly.

President Mahama, who was endorsed as flag-bearer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the 2012 election following the demise of Late President Atta Mills, said the decision as to who would become the President after the December 7, 2012 election rested with God and Ghanaians.

He pledged his commitment to ensure that the December 7 election was free, fair and transparent…he also assured Ghanaians in the Diaspora that he would not engage in any act to disturb the peace in the country.

“God has been so good to Ghana. We have to be thankful to God,” he said. “If you listen to the radio in Ghana it is as if the nation was burning. But that is not the true state of affairs.”

President Mahama underlined his commitment to build strong institutions in Ghana to propel the country’s socio-economic development.