President Mills' peace message more relevant now - Mahama
President John Dramani Mahama has paid a glowing tribute to the late President Professor John Atta Mills, describing the late president’s calm manner as an attribute more relevant in Ghana’s current situation than ever before.
He said the peace Professor Mills preached while he was alive is more relevant now as the nation awaits the ruling of the Supreme Court on the election petition.
The president was speaking to a group of journalists at the Flagstaff House on Monday.
President Mahama described the late Head of State as a mentor and also stressed the need for Ghanaians to guard his legacy jealously.
“Unfortunately, after the election, we have had a dispute with regards to the elections which the Supreme Court is adjudicating, and so it means that Professor Mills’ message of peace is even more relevant now than ever before.”
The president, in his address also expressed government’s readiness to ensure the sustenance of the nation's security in the aftermath of the pronouncement on the election petition. He urged all parties involved in the case to accept the verdict.
“I am happy that organizations like the peace council, NCCE, traditional rulers and civil societies have all weighed in to let our people understand that the adjudication by the Supreme Court is part of our democratic governance, and whatever verdict the court comes up with, we should be prepared as a nation to accept,” he said.
“This country is bigger than us and will continue to exist long after we are all gone. Government will do everything possible to ensure that the safety and security of Ghana is guaranteed.”