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07.11.2008 US & Canada

Friends of Obama congratulate US Prez elect

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum - Ghanaian Chronicle

The President of “Friends of Obama' 08” in Ghana, Mr. Abraham Boakye, who also doubles as GHANSU President and GOC ambassador for Football and Vice President of Africa Football Sports Supporters Union (AFOSSU), has sent a congratulatory message to the new President elect of USA, Barack Obama, and the entire American people. He referred to Obama's feat as a wonderful and historic occasion.

In a release issued by JK Owusu-Boakye, General Secretary of the club, the statement said 'The good people of the USA have indeed voted to embrace change and depicted the 'Can Do' spirit of the world's leading nation.”

The historic election of Senator Obama on Tuesday has buried for ever the tentacles of xenophobia and colour discrimination.

Americans have by this election chosen the new path of the new¬ millennium global order of environmental, cultural, socio-economic and political challenges.

The victory of Obama is indeed a victory for America's commitment to world leadership and better welfare of humanity -it is a vote for progressive engagements of a polarized people of the world who are faced with the daunting challenges of our times.

Really, Americans have voted to encapsulate the big dreams of their founding-fathers that there will be a one nation, strong and united under the coat of arms of the world's great nation to be governed by a virtuous and honest person whose contributions to the state are noble and worth-emulating.

It is gratifying to note that when in the year 2003, Senator Donald Payne of New Jersey introduced Mr. Abraham Boakye to the newly-elected Senator of Chicago-Illinois, Barack Obama, during the world women's world soccer tournament in the US, Obama was then full of a promising future, and was happy to meet an African supporter from Ghana.

The statement further said, whilst wishing you the best of leadership and goodwill, and pragmatic policies to salvage the moribund state of world affairs, we also wish the good Lord to bless your tenure of office, while you improve good relations with Africa and the UN.

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