Delivering his last State of the National Address in parliament on Thursday, 5 January as he prepares to leave office on Saturday, 7 January, Mr Mahama said: “I’ll allow history to be the judge of how I’ve served my nation: how well I have done my part in running my lap of that relay.”
“How that verdict will ultimately be, I cannot say, I can only say that I have done my best, given my all and done so with the best of intentions for my God and our country Ghana.
“This is why I stand here today Mr Speaker, holding the baton of leadership, prepared to pass it on with pride, goodwill, and determination to Nana Adddo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and to ask all Ghanaians to cheer him on as he runs his portion of this important relay for Ghana,” Mr Mahama added.
Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) beat Mr Mahama and five others in this year’s elections. Mr Akufo-Addo will be sworn into office on Saturday, 7 January.