As Ghanaians celebrate the election of their new President, the Speaker of ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu has commended the people of the Gold Coast country for once again, living up to their rating as beacons of democracy in the West Africa sub-region.
The Speaker stated this in a congratulatory message to the winner of Ghana Presidential election and incumbent President, John Dramani Mahama.
Senator Ekweremadu said: “I warmly congratulate you and the good people of Ghana for making the sub-region proud, once more, by re-enacting a peaceful, free, fair, and credible election.
This success however goes beyond who won since it is neither an individual victory for Mr. President nor Ghana alone, but a victory for democracy and integration for the entire people of West Africa.
“This, coming on the heels of similar democratic consolidation in Sierra-Leone, counts as an additional momentum for democracy and a bold statement to the entire world that democracy and good governance has indeed come to stay in our sub-region.”
While urging President Mahama to galvanise all Ghanaians for the progress of the West African country irrespective of political inclinations, Senator Ekweremadu congratulated the opposition for staging a tight race for the office of the President and charged them to join hands with President Mahama to continue to move their country forward.