President John Mahama is asking Ghanaians to prepare their minds to accept any verdict the Supreme Court will pronounce in the ongoing election petition hearing.
The Petition is challenging the legitimacy of his presidency after the Electoral Commission declared him winner of the 2012 presidential polls. The hearing of evidence ended on July 17, this year. The country now awaits a verdict.
In view of the high stakes afforded by the Election Petition, President Mahama suggested that Professor Mills’ “message of peace is even relevant now than ever before”.
President Mills died at the 37 Military Hospital in Accra on July 24 last year, three days after marking his 68th birthday.
In the week-long commemoration of his death, president Mahama speculated that “probably God made it such that the first anniversary of Prof’s death is coinciding with virtually the final stages with the legal tussle”.
He used his interaction with journalists at the Presidency on the one year celebration of the late president Professor Mills to remind Ghanaians that the country is bigger than everybody else.
President Mahama said the late president has been an inspiration for him to “keep his head on the ground” despite the challenging times he has gone through since his inauguration as President.
The President’s quiet “groundwork” needed to deliver on his promises is in place, he assured that, very soon his “business of making lives better” should be forthcoming.
In an unrelated development, the President has also held his first meeting with the National Peace Council since assuming the Presidency.
He applauded the Council for their numerous interventions in especially conflict situations and the role they are currently playing to ensure there is peace after the Supreme Court ruling.