I will toe that line, to an extent. And also admit that there are a few people that I would not wish a ‘happy new year’. I made a resolution of being err, truthful. Bite me.
In Africa, this is good news, (a peaceful regime change...) so I will post it here.
Opposition leader wins Ghana poll
Mr Atta Mills lost Ghana's two previous elections to President Kufuor
Opposition candidate John Atta Mills has won a tight presidential run-off in Ghana, electoral officials have said.
The announcement came after results from the last constituency to vote showed him extending his lead over his rival, Nana Akufo-Addo.
Mr Akufo-Addo's ruling party boycotted Friday's vote, in Tain constituency.
Both sides have alleged vote-rigging in the poll. The run-off was closely watched as Ghana remains a rare example of democracy in West Africa.
Just saw this tongue-in-cheek headline from the Monitor newspaper here, and I just could not help myself! Here is the article.
In fact the ruling party, the New Patriotic Front of outgoing President John Kufuor whose candidate Nana Akufo-Ado was by Friday still trailing narrowly against the Opposition’s John Ata Mills went as far as announcing how it was boycotting an election in a remote constituency that was expected to be a decider to the Presidential election.
And the reason the party in government wanted the election postponed, “because we think the security situation on the ground is not conducive for a free and fair election,” NPP spokesman Arthur Kennedy told AFP news agency.”
The best New Year present to the continent if you asked me....!