Today is a new dawn!
A new beginning and a fresh start!
Following an intense campaign to elect the Chairmanship of the Ghana Union in Oslo, the formidable local Electoral Commission (EC) last night declared me the winner of the elections.
May I use this opportunity to congratulate the members of the EC who worked tirelessly to oversee this exercise to a successful end. May I also thank all the 57 individuals who came out to vote both in person and online; especially the 26 who voted in my favour. You believed in me, you voted for a change, you voted for action and I do look forward to working with everyone to take our Union, its members and the entire community to a better place filled with “milk and honey”.
I see this victory not as my victory but a victory for us all. I will be knocking on your doors for your help and wisdom as I take on the helms of the Union. Together we can turn around the narrative, we can create that sense of belonging again and make our Union glorious once more.
I have heard all your stories of anguish.
I have seen the severity of division within our beautiful community.
And I know how earnestly you all desire for a change, for things to begin to work and for love to reign within all of us again.
Today, it will be my responsibility to rise to this occasion as I lead the way. I cannot do it all. I am therefore counting on the support I will receive from my team whom I will announce in due course. The work to recovery and change is just starting. As fierce, as turbulent and as daunting as the task may seem, I choose to look at the glass half full and say TOGETHER WE CAN!
Thank you for the honour.
Thank you for the privilege to serve you all.
God bless each and every one of you, God bless the Ghana Union of Oslo and God bless our motherland Ghana!