The Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia has recounted how President Akufo-Addo conceded defeat in 2008 for the sake of the sanctity of the country’s democracy and for peace to prevail.
In his view, it is not easy to lose wn election but the President in 2008 lost by just 40,000 votes to the NDC, but they accepted the results.
“It is not easy to lose an election. President Akufo-Addo and I have lost elections before and it was a painful moment.
“We lost in 2008 by just 40,000 votes but we prioritised the peace and sanctity of our democracy and conceded,” the Vice President said this when he, and his wife, Samira worshipped with Victory Bible Church International, Dominion Sanctuary, Awoshie, in Accra, on Christmas Church Service, on Friday.
“I’m much convinced that the Lord that granted us the will and power to prioritize national cohesion, peace and tranquility over personal gratification is capable to do same for us,” Dr Bawumia said.
He indicated that it is important for candidates who contest in an election to respect the peace and sanctity of the electoral processes.
“We should avail ourselves to be used by God as the instrument of peace. As a country, we have come a long way as we have had peaceful coexistence among ourselves despite the diversity of tribes, religion, ethnicity and so on.
Even in our diversity, we have always remain indivisible and what we have in common are in excess than what divide us.”
“It is a feat we well deserve and accomplished, and should not be taken for granted because it is by the grace of God that we have peace in our country,” Dr. Bawumia added.