The National House of Chiefs on Tuesday congratulated President-elect John Evans Atta Mills and said as custodians of the countryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s culture and tradition, Ã¢â‚¬Å“we see your successes as a monumental event symbolising the very essence of our unity and togethernessÃ¢â‚¬Â.
A statement by Wulugu Naba-Naa Prof. John Nabila, President of the House, said the president-electÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s personal attributes as Ã¢â‚¬Å“peace makerÃ¢â‚¬Â and his decades of professional experience as a Ã¢â‚¬Å“teacherÃ¢â‚¬Â, combine to assure the chiefs that under his presidency, the peace being enjoyed would be deepened and Ã¢â‚¬Å“we will continue to learn new lessons and teach others about human dignity and sustainable developmentÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We know that you will deploy your personal commitments and professional attributes to unite the country after a highly competitive and sometimes divisive election campaign.Ã¢â‚¬Â
The House of Chiefs also congratulated Nana Akufo-Addo, losing candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), for accepting the results and out-going President John Agyekum Kufuor for his preparedness to facilitate a smooth transition to the next government.
The House of Chiefs urged all Ghanaians to desist from all the rivalry and acrimony which characterised the elections, saying Ã¢â‚¬Å“Let us resolve to work together as we continue to build our nation in unity, peace and stability through dialogue and reconciliation.Ã¢â‚¬Â
It said the House was in the process of preparing its strategic plan to elaborate its vision for effective and cooperative governance that would consolidate democracy and ancestral heritage.