Ghana’s democracy is a young 24 years old practice, but has had a lot of histories to back it as an example for other nations.
To begin with, in 1992, Ghana successfully transformed from a military rule to democracy, dubbed the 4th republic.
The ban on political activities was lifted, with new parties formed, other old traditional parties resurrected and other old traditional parties transformed to new ones.
Thus the nation successfully elected a president to usher in a new democratic government, led by Flt. Lt. Jerry John Rawlings.
Subsequently, the year 2000, the nation successfully conducted elections and the sitting government handed over peacefully to the new government led by Mr. John Agyekum Kuffour.
Similarly, in 2008, the nation again successfully conducted another elections, and saw another peaceful handing over to a new government.
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Both instances, both sitting presidents have successfully seen their full two 4 years terms.
Unfortunately in July, 2012, Ghana saw a sitting president passing away on the seat for the first time.
As s result, the nation successfully voted to elect the then Vice President Mr. John Dramani Mahama as president.
The outcome of the elections was legally challenged, and the nation’s premier court peacefully adjudicated the case, with the results affirmed in the landmark case.
After, in 2016, the nation will made another landmark history by another sitting government handing over peacefully to a new government.
This time the sitting president was seeking a 2nd term.
However, the sitting president (seeking a 2nd term) losing the elections, peacefully handed over power to a new government with the world watching and applauding.
That is the Akufo Addo government.
Altogether, Ghana’s democracy will continue to be an example to other African nations for progress.