General News of Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Source: Peacefmonline

Mahama's first term will be better than that of Mills - Akomea

He may be ideological opposed to the political doctrine of the National Democratic Congress, but Nana Akomea, Director of Communications for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), is fully convinced that the former legislator and onetime Vice-President will perform better in his first term as compared to that of his predecessor, the late President John Evans Fiifi Atta Mills.

Nana Akomea was however quick to add that his conviction can only come to pass; if the Supreme Court rules that in despite the evidence presented by the NPP seeking to invalidate the victory of President John Dramani Mahama, the petition is without merit and the evidence not solid.

“I know John Mahama very well and I am fully convinced that his administration in the likely or unlikely event that the court rules in his favour, would be far better than that of the immediate past four years we experienced. I have that belief in him provided the court states that it agrees with the figures provided by the Electoral Commission”, Nana Akomea said.

He was contributing to a panel discussion on PeaceFM’s flagship programme, “Kokrokoo”.

President John Dramani Mahama, was on Monday January 7, sworn into office as the fourth President of the Fourth Republic of Ghana at a colourful coronation held at the Black Star Square after taking both the Presidential Oath and Oath of Office.

Remarkably, President John Dramani Mahama handed over the sword of office to himself as he assumed the mantle of leadership to finish the third Presidency of the late President John Evans Atta Mills on July 24, 2012.

But the NPP insists the party was shortchanged in the 2012 General Elections and is contesting the Presidential election results which saw President John Mahama emerge as the winner of the elections.

The party claims the elections were rigged in favour of the ruling NDC with the help of some Electoral Commission Officers and has since filed a petition at the Supreme Court to challenge the Presidential election results.