By Olaolu Oladipo, Lagos
The defeated President of Ghana, Mr. John Dramani Mahama has conceded defeat and has called to congratulate the winner, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Confirming the development in a post on his facebook page on Friday, Akufo-Addo wrote that “A few minutes ago, at 7:51pm, the President of the Republic and the NDC presidential candidate, H.E. John Dramani Mahama, called me on the phone to congratulate me on my victory in the presidential election of 7th December 2016.”
Akufo-Addo added that during the conversation, “He (Mahama) wished me the best of luck and God’s blessings, and assured me of his full co-operation in organizing the transition from his administration to mine.
“I thanked him for this graceful gesture, which is in the finest traditions of Ghanaian statesmanship and, on my part, assured him of my cooperation for a successful transition.
“I also thanked him for his service to our nation and said that I felt sure that his contribution to the welfare of our Republic was by no means over.”