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07.01.2009 General News

Amoafo-Yeboah Thanks Ghanaians, Congratulates Mills

By Daily Graphic
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Mr Kwesi Amoafo-Yeboah, the Independent Presidential Candidate in the 2008 Election, has expressed gratitude to Ghanaians for supporting his candidature in the last election.

In another vein, he has congratulated President-elect, Prof. J.E.A. Mills, and his Vice, Mr John Dramani Mahama, on ascending to the highest offices of the land.

In a press statement, commending Ghanaians for their show of support, he stated, “For allowing me the opportunity for self-expression, I would also like to thank the people of Ghana for lending me their ears and allowing me to participate in discussions towards charting a course for our national development”. 

He said it was his belief that “together we have made history and contributed towards strengthening the pillars of democracy in Ghana”. 

He noted that for the first time in the Fourth Republic, an independent candidate had been able to successfully and credibly compete at the presidential level and demonstrated the relevance and importance of unbridled inclusion to the collective political maturity.

“To the courageous people who voted for me, my special thanks go to you.  You showed political maturity by being contrarians. You made good use of your franchise by expressing how you feel and what issues are important to you. You deserve special commendation. I promised you, and indeed the entire nation, that I will take your vote as an expression of confidence and mandate and dedicate myself to the cause of job creation for the many young people in Ghana.”

The statement further said Ghana went to the polls three times and finally concluded that Prof. Mills should lead the country as President for the next four years.  

“I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate our President-elect Prof. Atta Mills and his Vice, Mr John Mahama.  In a contest as long, difficult and tension-filled as this one, the Prof.'s success commands my respect for his hard work, tenacity and perseverance,” he stated.

The statement also congratulated Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, flag bearer of the New Patriotic Party on the efforts he put in the elections.  

“He fought very hard in this campaign. But, most importantly, he has fought even harder for our nation and the freedoms we all take for granted today. He has been a brave and selfless leader in many respects. And he deserves to be commended,” Mr Amoafo-Yeboah stressed.

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