Mahama held the state together – Nana Addo admits


President John Dramani Mahama has “held the state together” president-elect Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has said.

Mr. Akufo-Addo admitted to this assertion when the Catholic Bishops called on him at his Nima residence in Accra on Friday.

John Mahama was sworn in as president before an emergency session of parliament, hours after Professor Mills died in July 2012.

Mills died five months ahead of running for re-election.

When he received the responsibility of succession, Mahama told Ghanaians he would hold the nation together, a promise Mr. Akufo-Addo believes he [Mahama] has kept

“I wish Ghanaians to be assured that all is well,” he said.

“We are going to maintain the peace, unity and stability that Ghana is noted for,” he told parliament shortly after he was sworn in.

Akufo-Addo praised him for keeping his word.

“I think all of us in Ghana have to be thankful that we have in him [Mahama] a man who is also devoted to the peace and stability of our country.

According to him [Mahama] has “comported himself in a manner to ensure a smooth transition.

“He came to the office during a delicate moment in the history of our nation and he stepped up to the bench. He has held the state together.”