President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has commended the electoral commission for passing its first test of successfully organizing the just ended referendum that has paved way for the creation of the 6 new regions in the country.
In a congratulatory message on the overwhelming ‘yes’ votes achieved during the referendum, the president said ‘’ the new leadership of the Electoral Commission is to be commended for passing its first test by ensuring the holding of free, fair and transparent referenda. The security agencies and members of the media are also to be applauded for the invaluable roles played towards the success of this exercise’’.
The president praised the Ghanaian people for the massive endorsement and show of desire to have the new regions created, particularly the people of the 6 new regions.
‘’ The will of the people determined the outcome of Thursday’s referenda, and I congratulate the people in the soon to be created regions of Ahafo, Bono East, North East, Oti, Savannah and Western North for the dignified, peaceful manner in which they exercised their franchise and constitutional right’’ the president said.
He also extended his appreciation to the Justice Brobbey Commission for the ‘’thorough and painstaking work the Commission did, which resulted in the recommendations that received overwhelming, popular endorsement’’.
‘’The Ghanaian people, by this singular process, have again demonstrated to the world their deep attachment to the principles of democratic accountability and the rule of law. It is a harbinger of that national transformation into the free, open, democratic state that is at the core of our national aspiration for freedom and justice. We are chartering new paths in the growth and development of our country, and I am confident that, together, we will put our nation onto the path of progress and prosperity’’ the president added.