Ghana’s president-elect Nana Akufo-Addo has indicated that even though he will fight corruption he will not witch-hunt any member of the outgoing National Democratic Congress (NDC) officials.
This was contained in a response to a letter written by former president Rawlings to him.
In his letter Rawlings called on Nana Akufo-Addo to fight corruption to the barest minimum.
“Your victory is a manifestation of the people’s desire for new leadership and comes with enormous responsibilities including a commitment to pursue an anti-corruption drive across-the-board,” his letter said.
In his response, Nana Akufo-Addo said he will fight corruption but also provide good leadership for the people of Ghana.
“My goal is to provide effective leadership, which is honest, competent and determined to deliver, and address these challenges, so that we can put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity, and, thereby, improve rapidly the standards of living of Ghanaians.”
He, however, stated that despite this goal “I am fully committed to pursuing “an anti-corruption drive across-the-board”, as you put it, which will be fully anchored in the rule of law and strict respect for due process. That is the best form of security for every citizen of the country.”
Nana Akufo-Addo mentioned that for this to happen he will need the unflinching support of every Ghanaian “irrespective of their ethnic group or religious or political affiliation. There can be no room in such an undertaking for witch-hunting or acts of political vendetta or harassment. No member of the NDC has anything to fear from my future government.”
During the campaign season ahead of the 2016 elections former Road and Transport Minister Dzifa Attivor called on Voltarians to vote for the NDC because she will be jailed if the NPP wins the election.
Attivor, who resigned as transport minister in the wake of the GHC3.6 million metro mass branding saga, said the NPP has a record of persecuting Ewes, citing the prosecution of Victor Selormey and Dan Abodakpi.