General News of Mon, 2 Jan 201782
Akufo-Addo must unite Ghana – Council of State member
The Oyoko Traditional Council which is the Adonteng division of the New Juaben traditional area in the Eastern region has called on Ghanaians and Nananom, to support the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo to contribute his quota for the development of Ghana.
In a congratulatory message addressed through the media on New Year Day, the Oyokohene, Nana Kodua Kesse II, urged Ghanaians to nurture the habit of burying politics right after elections and support any government in power to fulfil his campaign promises to move the country forward.
“Nananom wish to appeal to all Ghanaians to give Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and his administration every support to enable him fulfill all the promises he has made to the people of Ghana.
The Chiefs and people of Oyoko Adonten division of New Juaben, wish to congratulate Nana Akufo Addo, the President-elect and Dr.Mamamudu Bawumia, the Vice President-elect for winning the 7th December 2016 general elections.
Nananom wish to appreciate and commend His Excellency, President John Dramani Mahama for gallantly conceding defeat.The Victory in 2016 election is victory for Ghana and advancement of Ghana’s Democracy,” he noted.
Nana Kodua Kesse who doubles as the Eastern Regional representative of the Council of state called on Nana Akufo Addo to unite the country whiles the security and Judiciary ensure that the rule of law works.
“Very soon, the election fever will be over. However, the country is so divided politically that the need for reconciliation is paramount; His Excellency Nana Akufo Addo with all due respect should try to bring the people of Ghana together so that the peace we are enjoying would be absolute.
Nananom wish to appeal to the security agencies and Judiciary to give all the citizens of Ghana equal treatment before the law since some people have the perception that their party is in power and therefore could do anything unlawful and get away without being punished,” he stressed.
The Oyoko traditional Council tabled their concern on the abuse of social media which is being used to malign and spread libelous information about prominent persons in society with a call on the National Media Commission and the security agencies to map up strategies to control the excesses on social media to avert any consequences on the country.
According to Nana Kodua Kesse II, he had a shock in his life a day to the election when his palace was nearly besieged by supporters of the NPP due to false information concocted on social media that the NDC has kept some thumb-printed ballot papers contained in ballot boxes in the palace.