8 January 2013

Nigeria: Ekweremadu Tasks Ghana President On Inclusive Govt

The Speaker of the ECOWAS Parliament, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, has called on the newly inaugurated President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama, to unite all political interests by running an inclusive government.

Ekweremadu, who is also the deputy president of the Nigerian Senate, made the call yesterday in his goodwill message to Mahama on the occasion of his inauguration.

Ekweremadu, in a statement by his media aide, Uche Anichukwu, described President Mahama's emergence as a "rendezvous with destiny" and extolled the Republic of Ghana as "a great inspiration for democracy in the West Africa sub-region".

"You have a divine opportunity to be a statesman and true leader to all Ghanaians, irrespective of political and other leanings; it is an opportunity to carve a niche for yourself in the annals of this great Republic in the footsteps of your illustrious processors and great sons and daughters of Ghana who left indelible marks in the struggles for liberty, democracy, peace, and development in the entire black race.

History therefore beacons on you to consolidate democratic values and rally your great countrymen and women on the path of unity and prosperity", he said.

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