He conceded defeat in the presidential elections after calling the main opposition leader, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) to congratulate him as the winner of the 2016 presidential race.
According to him “Every election is a hard fought battle, this is no exception. The people expressed their will and know who will lead them.”
He, however, assured a “smooth transition” and thanked God and Ghanaians for their help during his tenure –“I have done my bit for the development of this country. I would have cherished the opportunity to do more. I enjoyed working with the security and proud of them.”
The outgoing president also thanked his campaign team for their tremendous work – he wished the country well as he prepares to hand over the baton to the President-elect, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.