Photos: United Nations Proud Of Akufo-Addo

Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations (UN), Ambassador Said Djinnit, has commended Nana Akufo-Addo for his contribution to the peace that Ghana continues to enjoy.

“I admire the way you have conducted yourself and your matured attitude has helped to further deepen Ghana’s growing democracy” were his words when he called on the 2012 presidential candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), at his residence, on Tuesday.

Speaking on behalf of the UN Secretary General, Mr Ban Ki Moon, Ambassador Djinnit said the UN has always been convinced about the strength of Ghana’s democracy but this latest achievement has impressed the world and part of the credit is to Akufo-Addo for his positive attitude.

Sounding quite emotional, the Ambassador said “as an African, I continue to feel proud.”

He said the UN also admires Nana Addo’s decision to go to court rather than hit the street and commended the entire leadership of the party for managing the keeping their supporters in check during the entire duration of the petition and even after.

He lauded Nana Akufo-Addo’s capacity and competences, expressing confidence in his ability to help with the growth and development of Ghana even in these circumstances.

The UN envoy also commended Nana Akufo-Addo for putting the interest of the country ahead of his personal political aspirations and considerations, assuring that the UN will continue to work with Ghana to help consolidate the democratic culture in the country.

On his part Nana Akufo-Addo thanked the UN delegation for calling on him and said he was happy to see an old friend of his in such a high position.

He said the political forces that he represents have been in the forefront of the struggle for democracy in Ghana for over forty years.
He said the forebears of the NPP fought for a free society with freedom of speech and the rule of law thriving and he will be the last to veer from these principles as leader of the party.

Nana Addo was however quick to add that most of the credit should be given to the Ghanaian people for their good sense and belief in the democratic process.

He said once it is a democracy differences will surely abound in views and opinions but those should not divide the people.
He said the Ghana project continues to be alive in his mind and spirit and will continue to contribute to its advancement.


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Photos: United Nations Proud Of Akufo-Addo

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