Fight corruption – Rawlings advises Akufo-Addo
Former President Jerry Rawlings has congratulated New Patriotic Party (NPP) President-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his victory at the 2016 general elections.
According to ex President Rawlings, Nana Akufo-Addo's victory indicates that the Ghanaian electorates believe he is an honest leader who can fight corruption.
The Electoral Commission (EC) confirmed the NPP leader had won the election with 53.85% of the valid votes cast. He defeated the incumbent, John Mahama of the governing NDC who obtained 44.40% of the total valid votes cast.
President Jerry Rawlings is the latest to congratulate the President-elect after President Mahama extended his congratulations Friday.
President Rawlings wife, Nana Konadu Agyeman Rawlings also contested the 2016 presidential elections while his first daughter Dr. Zanetor Rawlings also contested the Klottey Korle seat in the Greater Accra Region.
His daughter won but his wife lost out to Nana Akufo-Addo. The founder of the NDC refused to reveal his candidate in the 2016 elections.