The flagbearer of the People’s National Convention (PNC), Dr. Edward Mahama, has stated that he is ready to serve in the incoming Akufo-Addo government if he is called upon.
According to him, he will never decline the opportunity to contribute his quota to the country’s development.
“If the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says ‘Edward this is the area I want you to help,’ I will assess myself and see what his expectations are and if I am capable, I will definitely take up that responsibility,’’ he told the Daily Graphic in an interview.
He added “I offered myself with my pledges, unfortunately, I didn’t get the nod from Ghanaians, hence, I wish Nana Addo well and hope he is able to meet the expectations of millions of people who voted for him to deliver a better Ghana.”
Dr. Mahama, however, called on Ghanaians to be patient with their expectations from the incoming government, saying they were still in the transition period.
Nana Akufo-Addo recorded 53.85 per cent of the total votes cast as against 44.4 per cent by President Mahama.
Five other candidates who contested the elections failed to garner more than two per cent of the votes.
Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom of the Progressive People’s Party (PPP) came third, with a total of 105,682 votes, the Convention People’s Party (CPP) Ivor Greenstreet polled 25,395, Nana Konadu Agyemang Rawlings of the National Democractic Party (DPP), 16,878, with Dr Edward Mahama of the PNC and the Independent candidate, Joseph Osei Yeboah, also attaining some votes.
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